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It seems we have another yo-yo week of weather ahead of us with a potential of rain, tornadoes and hail. They are even predicting a chance of rain for Easter. That probably won’t affect attendance at church but it might make Easter egg hunting and family meals indoor events.
This weather has affected the construction of Randy’s new pole barn. Randy has been doing some much needed yard cleanup for a neighbor. Also, there have been a couple of parties at Randy’s place attended by many of his friends and some family. This old lady has opted to stay home.
However, there was a gathering here Sunday afternoon for many of my friends and some family. We decided we would have a hodgepodge food event. Everyone brought something different and all was excellent: fried chicken, potato salad, spaghetti with cheesy bread, baked beans, pasta salad, coleslaw, veggie trays, several different desserts, and beverages. We have a rule that anything said here stays here, giving everyone the opportunity to ventilate. God is always “invited” and discussions are often good therapy sessions for all. Different opinions and sharing of personal experiences are often helpful on this road of life.
The first mowing went well. Randy finished up some of it for me including the ditches. Now there is just the back yard. It slopes so much that I have to wait until it is quite dry. We did get multiples of twigs and tree branches picked up. The hanging pots are now on the front porch, which always gives a feeling of spring. The Hostas are prospering and really need thinning. Is anyone interested in some Hostas? It looks like another mowing will be needed before Easter.
I shall view “The Passion” again this week. This movie truly puts viewers at the scene of the suffering and death of our Savior, opening our hearts and minds to this ultimate gift of love and preparing us once again for the Resurrection.
Ron called from Alaska a few times this week. He and Reanna travelled from Glennallen to Wasilla, where they stayed with a family while Ron had hernia surgery. The Friday afternoon call was a little funny as Ron was still groggy from anesthesia. Hopefully Ron will follow doctor’s orders and not be lifting anything over 25 pounds for awhile.
Our postal carrier’s wife is still in the hospital. We pray for healing for Helen Ireland.
Fr. Jeffrey Fasching was our celebrant at St. Leo’s yesterday and was accompanied by his parents. Fr. Fasching provides excellent and thoughtful sermons that are wakeup calls to our faith.
May God be with you in everything that you strive to do, and until next time, may blessings be upon you.
From the desk of Jamey Herd: Pleasant Ridge Baptist had a wonderful service on this Palm Sunday with a good crowd of people attending Sunday school and the morning Worship Service. Pastor Carl brought the morning message from the book of John 12: 12-19 about the Triumphal entry of Jesus Christ. Next Sunday will be Easter Sunday when we will celebrate the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ with a Sunrise Service at 6 AM and a continental breakfast to follow. Regular Service will be held at 10 AM and 11 AM. Wanda Dugan sang a special. Children’s Church had nine little ones with Laveta Ray, Susan Dugan, Angie Modar and a friend of Angie’s. The children came in carrying paper palm leaves and singing a song then had the whole congregation sing with them before going back to their church Service. We sang Happy Birthday to Pam Cobb. Also, Happy Birthday to Aidan Williams.
Get well wishes are wished for Laveta Ray’s mom who is in the hospital.
Connie Porter and I attended the Round Robin Sewing Expo at the Fair Grounds in Springfield this past Thursday. We saw some beautiful quilts and talked to several vendors.
Saturday afternoon there was a wreck just west of Jim Porters. A lady from Sparta went through Jim’s fence and down into the hollow. She was transported by ambulance to Springfield. I’ve not heard anymore and don’t know how seriously she was hurt.
Today is the opening of Turkey Season and our son-in-law, Charles Doyle of Carl Junction, came out to hunt. So far all he has seen is a coyote.
Looks like this week holds more spring storms for us so stay safe and keep an eye on the skies. Remember our Risen Lord and Savior who died for our sins so that we may have eternal life with Him in Heaven. Attend church somewhere this next Sunday. Remember you are always welcome at Pleasant Ridge Baptist.