We have now begun Spring. It’s a beautiful first day of Spring, but look out for rain today. It rained Monday and supposed to rain almost every day this week. We need it. My neighbors have mowed twice already and we need to.
Today we will be quilting at church and enjoying our time working. I also have an exercise class today at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. for the Silver Sneakers program. It’s a very good program and the class is pretty big now, but room for more.
We had good services Sunday. Brother Fleetwood taught from Nehemiah 6 and 7. We’ve enjoyed the teaching about Nehemiah returning from exhile to rebuild the torn down wells of Jerusalem. The heading was “Victorious Over Opposition” and the key verse was “Be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” I Corinthian 15:58. It was said “Success isn’t measured by the position you reach in life; its measured by the obstacles you overcome.”
I drove to Branson for the weekend. Teresa had made me a reservation for the Master Gardeners program Saturday. We enjoyed visiting with others and her friend, Rose and had breakfast and lunch there and enjoyed the professional gardening speakers. We drove down the strip and saw what the tornado had done and to where she works and where they are moving since their building still leaks. We then went back to her home and cooked outside and enjoyed the barbeque. We then went to the Pierce Arrow Show. I drove back to Ava and got home in time to go the evening services Sunday.
Sister Loretta couldn’t speak above a whisper, but we had a very good service with some good music and special singings and some good testimonies of what God was doing in their lives. Sis. Lena Hutchison was back with us and we had missed her. She seems to be on the road to recovery after a rough few weeks, but God is good. She sang two songs also.
The church set dinner Thursday for the Heinlein family. Sis. Jean had been ill for a long time, but is in heaven now with those who went before her in her family. Sis. Betty Hesterlee did a good job speaking at her graveside service. Our prayers are with her, two sons and daughter, Gayle and the rest of the family. She will be missed.
We will be having a potluck dinner this coming Sunday since we had so many birthdays and anniversaries in March and also the Fourth Sunday Singing. I believe at Breedon Church this coming Sunday. Some of our church and other churches will be attending at 2 p.m.
I will be picking up granddaughters at school tonight for Albany’s volleyball game at 5:30. I’ve enjoyed watching the kids in basketball and volleyball and soccer which has also started. Everyone have a good week.