Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm feeling a little sad

Our pastor is retiring. Today is his last Sunday with us. I am feeling a little sad to see him and his wife go, and trying to remember what he has always taught us: our local church isn't his church, and it isn't our church. It's God's church. We are to keep on keeping on doing His work.

It will be hard, though, coming next Sunday, and this Wednesday night, too, and not seeing him there. He is the first pastor I've really felt close to. He is a true "pastor" - a shepherd of his congregation. I've been a member of other churches where the pastor has barely recognized me, and the last one before we moved here never even knew who I was. (It was a large church; it is easy to get lost in a large church. I don't mean spiritually lost; just sort of anonymous.)

But, the church is not all about the pastor. The Lord is Head of His church, and we can depend on Him to see us through the interim, and bring us a new pastor, and give us strength to keep doing His work.

Eastern Shore Baptist Church entrance

Eastern Shore Baptist Church

My church

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Presidential Prayer Team

I have been a member of this since shortly after the Sept. 11 2001 attacks on the U.S.A. You may already be a member, but if not, I recommend that you consider it. I get weekly email reminders and prayer requests for our President and nation.

Presidential Prayer Team

(not my photo; I searched Google images for 'Obama inauguration')

Friday, January 16, 2009

What's happened to Alex???

What's happened to Alex of My Quill and Pen? Does anyone know? Her blog's been removed. I'm worried.

Monday, January 12, 2009

A wonderful Christian blog

I found this through Jennifer's Sit-and-Chat blog. Ruth gives her complete testimony in great detail, and also the plan of salvation. I highly recommend it! Thank you, Jennifer.

Ruth's Life Story

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Strawberries in January!?

My hubby went out to do a little weeding in the garden, and this is what he came back with!

Fresh strawberries in January!

Four big, juicy, fresh strawberries -- in January! The weather has been crazy, warm, then rain and cold for a few days, then warm again. The azaleas are blooming, they're so confused!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Please read this

A young blogger (and Bookcrosser) from Portugal is very ill and in desperate need of a new heart. Please visit the blog started on her behalf, and consider adding your encouraging words and prayers. Thank you.
Querida Snowshoee