Cassia fistula

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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.

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Mum’s The Word

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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.  🙂

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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.

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A Cotton Pickin’ Southern Picnic

Yesterday, we enjoyed a pleasant day at a dear friend’s house not too far distant. They have a lot of acreage with gorgeous mature trees and had cleared a well thought out pathway about 1000 feet from their home through the woods for a concrete picnic table. After the fabulous repast of homemade Baked Beans, 7 Layer Salad, Fried Chicken and cookies, we spent some time strolling around their yard. Then it was off to the Home 20 to nap the extended bellies away. (Hey, napping can be an exercise … right?!) All-in-all it was a wonderful day full of Christian friendship and eats par excellence. I couldn’t help feeling how blessed we are!

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