I live 4 houses down from “my” church and my parents live across the street from it. This is our second Sunday being closed due to social distancing, but the bells still rang as a reminder that this is the Lord’s day. The ringing of the bell brings a peaceful comfort to this small, rural, community on this gloriously beautiful Sunday.
Pardon the view. This was videoed from my bedroom window as I realized the time. We still have some landscaping/cleaning up to do. The dog is named JoJo and he’s about 10 years old.
I hope you are healthy, strong, and at peace during these unprecedented times, drawing close to the Lord.
I’ve been seeing videos on social media where people are literally fighting over toilet paper. Shoving, clawing, even biting fellow shoppers.
My heart breaks. It breaks for I glimpse just a mild foreshadowing of what is to come.
If people are reacting this way now, I don’t even want to imagine how it’s going to be when untold numbers of people disappear and the wrath of God begins to pour out upon the earth.
Lord, help us. Flood your people with your Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, flood us with rivers of living water. Enable us to shine Your Light, dispelling the darkness.
Forgive us for our complacency. Forgive us for our materialism. Forgive us for conforming to the patterns of this world and making an idol of it. We have committed spiritual adultery and fornication and have both neglected You and taken You for granted. May we never again abuse Your grace.
Give us clean, pure, hearts devoted to You. May we draw closer to You, knowing in turn You will draw closer to us. May our eyes from this day forth be focused only upon You. May we seek for ways to serve You. May we walk in a way worthyof our calling.
Lord, may we be found worthy to escape the things to come.
Thank you for your finished work on the cross. Thank you for loving us and showing us true Love, for You are Love. Thank you for grace and mercy and may we never again abuse it. May we never again bring shame to Your Name.
In the Holy, Precious Name above all names, Jesus CHRIST-Yeshua HaMashiach, Amen.
A note about planting the rose cuttings: This is my first attempt. Some leave on the leaves, others do not. Some dip the end in root hormone, others do not. I don’t have any, so I did not. I realized after planting that I forgot to “shave” off the end, so you will see in the video where I went back to do that. This is to encourage root growth. Here’s praying they take root and we get a couple strong plants. If you know of a sure fire way to do this, drop me a comment.
This is our church and that is me. This is the first play in which the kids are the stars. In the past, they played very small supporting roles. Since many of them are shy and inexperienced, I kept the program short. Next year, Lord willing, we will make it longer. Their age range is 5 to 14. I am very proud of how hard they worked.