Rain, oh rain, where are you?! The tanks are getting low and the cows are eating a lot of hay and pellets; its definitely time for some rain. Let's all say a daily prayer for some rain, it can't hurt.
Celebrating her birthday on the 25th is Vondell Jordan. Have a wonderful day.
Having a loved one serve in the armed services carries with it many contradictory emotions: pride and fear being the two biggest, I think. Every serviceman or woman has someone (or many someones) at home who loves and misses them, and wishes for their safe return. Never forget they're doing their job for the country they love. They made that choice, now we must love and support them, that's OUR job. Remember Matt Krause, Amanda Adams, Josh Calhoun, Taylor Slocum, Stuart Jordan and Kyle Pierce.
Please pray for healing and comfort for Ruby Toeppich, Caroline Jordan, Sara Krause, Sophia Jordan, Jordan Davis, Tommy Ruffalo, Tommy Garrett, Paul Toeppich, Jacob Bibb, Betty Kitchen, Ken Stahl, Kendra Kensing Code and the Gary Franklin family. Prayer works!
Also keep our homebound or those in a nursing home in your thoughts and prayers, Dick Pierson, Pearl Leifeste, Etta Marie Mutschink, Anna Grace Durst and Jane Krause.
I'd like to report that Daddy had a complete shoulder replacement on Valentines Day and was home on Wednesday. He's already started his physical therapy and doesn't seem to be in too much pain. He felt well enough (and was practically pulling me out the front door) on Sunday so we could get to church! My sister, Pam Pierce, and her husband Robert were here this weekend and we did a lot of stuff around the house including putting hay out for the cows! I don't think I will EVER get the hang of getting that round bale on the hay buggy! That's just not a skill I need in Baltimore!
Pastor Mark talked about Matthew 5:38-48 on Sunday. We've heard it said, an eye for an eye but God says instead to turn the other cheek. We've heard, love your neighbor and hate your enemy but instead God says love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. It's hard to do these things, to love those who make our lives difficult, but everyone needs God's love. Not to just love those who love us, but those who are tough to love. Love others in the same way God loves us, and strive to improve the lives of others, not just to try to improve OUR lives. What can you do today? Whose life can you improve by loving them as He loves us?