Savannah Holly (Monrovia)
Our Savannah Holly‘s have finally produced berries after about 5 or 6 years of growth. I planted two of them beside the circular driveway on the “Back 40” (acres), as I laughingly call it. It’s the back part of our small acreage that is not 40 acres. 🙂 It’s my silly way of labeling things. Anyway, I was so pleased to see the plants producing so well and it was just in time for Christmas.
Speaking of doing well, Steve is improving every day. God be praised! He no longer has to put bandages on all the port holes the surgeon put into his chest and his left leg is much, much better (that’s the one that had the vein removed for the bypasses). His color is good. His speaking voice is stronger. He’s eating good. He’s walking, but still with a limp, again from the vein removal. Please keep praying for him, though, if you would, because he’s suffering from latent aches and pains from the surgery. Thank you! God answers prayer! We’ve had so many wonderful people from our Church bring food, haul us around on errands, prayed for us, asked about us, etc. There’s nothing like a loving Church family. I am so doubly blessed to not only have eternal life through Jesus Christ our LORD but to have found a Church that is truly Christian in thought and deed. Jesus loves us and wants us to be happy.
This time last year, we had a nice blanket of snow all over SouthEast Georgia. Right now, it’s 67 degrees and overcast. I’m wishing it would cool off and dry up. Our poor dirt road is an unholy mess. It’s so bumpy it rides like the surface of the moon. The good news is I think our District finally has good representation. Spoke to the new guy who took office on January 1st a few days ago, and he seems to be on the ball. We are all praying for a paved road and better representation. Like I said, God answers prayer, just in his time frame. LORD give me patience and give it to me right now! lol
I pray that y’all will have a blessed and safe day. Thank you for stopping by!
The Cassia fistula I planted this past Summer is finally blooming. It’s not real showy yet, hopefully next year it will produce more. Here’s a little about the plant from Wikipedia:
“Cassia fistula, known as the golden rain tree, canafistula and by other names, is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae. The species is native to the Indian subcontinent and adjacent regions of Southeast Asia. Wikipedia”
We’re heading out to the Church with others to pack boxes to be distributed next week for Thanksgiving. It’s a culmination of the efforts of Heaven Saints Motorcycle Club and FAITH Riders Turkey Run we had earlier in the month to raise money to feed those less fortunate. These boxes will contain, hopefully, all the essentials for someone without much means to have a happy Thanksgiving. Pray for us that God is glorified, people saved, and joyful memories are made in His name. Thanks. “To God be the glory, great things He hath done …”
I feel so blessed to be a part of this! I hope your day is blessed too.
That’s me in the Blogsphere, isn’t it?! Silent. Didn’t mean to let so much time elapse.
Last Christmas, I won a beautiful, fully bloomed Chrysanthemum [incriminating evidence above] at one of the many doin’s we have at our Church. Not being very good with house plants, I let it run it’s course. After it quit blooming, I unceremoniously tossed it out down by the gate thinking it was dead. (My work is done here. lol) Well, it sure showed me! Didn’t it!? This set me to thinking, how so often life is like that. I think that, “Well, that’s over with. I really screwed up this time. It can’t be fixed.” And, hey, bingo, the LORD goes and shows me I’m wrong. Again. I’m so grateful. 🙂
Speaking of God’s goodness: the MIL is safely ensconced at Baptist Village. She still has the bladder fistula, of course, it can’t be healed in a woman her age, but she is so pleasant now! She’s put on weight, her skin has a nice hue, and she’s making friends for the first time in many, many years. That has made us so very happy that she is happy. God has lifted that burden off of us so generously. Prayers really matter. Never give up because HE never gives up.
The only “sad” thing at the moment is that Steve’s 90 year old father is now in Hospice. He is dying of COPD and renal failure. Poor man. He’s been a lousy father (just keeping real, as my dear friend Linda so rightly says) but I’m so thankful he believes in Jesus Christ as his personal LORD and Saviour. He is saved. He is forgiven. Dad will be more alive with God than he is now once he’s worshiping at the beautiful feet of Jesus. It’s just a waiting game for now. Please pray he has an easy transition to Glory. Since he’s living with his daughter, my sister-in-law, and her family, it must be very stressful for them. She is handicapped and has mental issues from all the abuse. And that’s another story … 😉
Have a happy 4th of July my friends! God loves you and so do I.