Texas has welcomed me back from the east coast with a beautiful taste of what spring holds for us. Of course, by the time this goes to print, we'll be back to tasting winter. Hopefully this next burst of winter will bring some much needed and appreciated rain!
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Judy Kingston on the 6th.
Sunday evening, Art United Methodist Church celebrated the 5th Sunday with fellowship and song. It was a packed house as we sang hymns, said a few prayers and listened to some really wonderful music by some very talented people. If you've never come to a 5th Sunday evening service, May will be your next chance, and it's something very special.
I'm back in my home state for a couple of months, and Kathy has graciously allowed me to take over the column for that time. I think she's done a great job and will be back to work on it this spring. I got very lucky and got out of Baltimore just before a snow storm came in and dumped about 8 inches of snow. We have been very lucky so far this season and have only had dustings up until then. I did feel a little guilty when my husband was telling me about shoveling snow... while I sat on the front porch in the sunshine on a 70 degree day.
I really want to thank everyone who has been keeping an eye on my dad while I was gone. I think he's been doing pretty well and I know he also appreciates all the care, concern and meals he's been provided. I'm back earlier than usual, not just because of the wonderful weather, but because we're going to get his shoulder replaced! I know he'll do wonderfully, especially with all the thoughts and prayers from all our terrific friends and family here.
In Pastor Mark's sermon, entitled Directionally Challenged, he spoke about being led by the Holy Spirit when we don't know which way to go or what to do next. There are so many distractions in modern day life that we sometimes just have to cut out all the distractions, focus on God and listen. Will you be listening when God speaks to you?