Joining Smiling Sally's
It is fun.
Thanks, Sally, for being
such a fabulous hostess.
I find the color blue to be soothing.
Perhaps that is why I chose the
soft blue color for the front wall
in the sanctuary.
The other walls are a tan color.
I love having the "pulpit wall" stand alone.
This particular blue had a very
appropriate name for a sanctuary.
It is called Kindred Spirit.
It was meant to be, I think!
Sunday School is special
Everyone participates from the
children to the Seniors.
But the wall is not the only blue to be
found at church.
Very often Nick, whose Mom
writes Cozy Comforts, wears blue
as he plays the drums.
He is a relatively new drummer but honestly is already very, very good.
I so enjoy the energy
he brings to the music!
We have a grouping of pictures as a sort
of welcome just inside the door. There are
a few blues to be seen here, as well.
We wanted the church to reflect our sense
of family and community. We enjoy spending
time together and love meeting new people.
It is our hope that those who visit feel at home
Our Pastor is such a dear friend.
We have known Mike for more than ten years
and have such respect
His sermon today was amazing.
But, any Pastor worth his salt can
preach a good message.
Pastor Mike, while very human,
is also a very Godly man.
Always seeking the Lord's will and
directing his congregation
to do the
Here you see him helping me fold
Yes, Mike is very good about things
Mrs. Rabe and I remember the day, very well,
that we were working ever so hard to set up
for a Christmas Tea.
After setting up tables and decorating out in the
sanctuary we each headed to our homes
for a bit and returned
shortly before the ladies began to gather
to find a note from Mike telling us
how nice everything looked and that
he had mopped the floors....
just to be helpful and make things
as nice as they could be.
We actually laughed really hard because
we thought we were being sneaky in setting
up the tables in the sanctuary,
not sure how he might feel about having
food served over that carpet.
That certainly allowed us to breathe
easier that evening...
After we finished laughing!
So...aren't you glad I am not singing the blues
about things at church?
It can happen.
No church is perfect, because they all have
imperfect humans that make them up.
However, I am so very thankful for our
Such wonderful family and friends.
The love and support that flowed from
them over this past week as I was
in the hospital and then recuperating at
This morning, my friend, our Associate Pastor Jack...
that is him on the left...
came to the piano earlier than usual.
You may recall he loves to do that while
I am playing the prelude.
Messes me up every time.
Today, however, he came straight to me
even before Sunday School.
With misty eyes he gave me a hug
and told me how glad he was that
I am ok.
That sweet former Marine.
Have a fabulous week.
I'm still taking it easy.
Naps are very good things.....