GOODBYE TO DAVE AND CATHY!
Dave and Cathy don't 'do' the internet, don't have a computer atall (I know, very rare these days) but you never know where they might see this! Dave and Cathy have been faithful members to our Church over the past few years and good friends. We wish you all the very best as you move to Alberta to be closer to your family. May God Bless you where you go!
BIRD BOX IN THE HILLS
I heard a very interesting article on NPR on Saturday morning. It was entirely about crickets and other insects, 77 in all, which sing. Why they sing etc... two authors have written a book on the subject. They give some sound samples on the article (Gina, you will love listening to this article!) To listen to the entire article - or to email it to your friends, just click HERE.
I also listened to an article that my brother Barry and Sister Judy would be interested in - being the fishers that you are... its on the spread of a virus in fish in the northeastern states of USA. It sounds like its devastating to anglers and people who rely on them for people who take folks out to fish - and it's mostly been spread unwittingly by humans. You can listen to the article HERE
Great message during yesterday's message yesterday - very encouraging, coming out of both Job and Lamentations. Yes - imagine! Pastor assured us that tho God allows trials in our lives, they're for our good- though we can't see that, and we struggle instead of giving it up to Him. The following points are good to keep in your heart if you are going through the fire right now:
God is not against me. He doesn't WILLINGLY allow bad things to happen to me. He WANTS all my troubles to end!
For he does not willingly bring affliction
or grief to the children of men.
The Lord wants to help us - He's waiting for you to ask Him... He can't help without your asking Him.
Lamentations 3:25 - 26
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.
His love is unfailing.
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.
And there is HOPE - daily, His mercies renewed EVERY MORNING.
Lamentations 3:21 - 23
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness
What a powerful, powerful message of hope - thanks Pastor Ed, for your word - right on, again!
Today in History:
0780 - BC 1st total solar eclipse reliably recorded by Chinese
1784 - Mme. Thible becomes 1st woman to fly (in a balloon)
1896 - Henry takes his 1st Ford through sts of Detroit
1946 - Largest solar prominence (300 -000 miles) is observed
1957 - 1st commercial coal pipeline placed in operation
1985 - Supreme Court strikes down Alabama "moment of silence" law
BARB'S HANDY TIP #273
Keep Your Mind Sharp!
Play With Your Mind is about mind games, brain puzzles and IQ tests - a great way to keep your brain in top mental state!