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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 • Posted April 27, 2011

My very good friend (she’s really the sister I would have picked if I’d had the choice) Kathy Jordan and I are going to try tag team column writing. It’s an experiment but we’re crazy like that!

In a 36 hour time frame, I have been in 7 states, Texas, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, and only 12 of those were at my home! In Texas, I can drive for 6 hours and, depending on where I started and where I’m going, I can still be IN Texas.

On the east coast, I can drive for the same 6 hours and be in numerous states! And not to brag but the high here today in Rhode Island was low 60’s and beautiful. I’m also seeing spring again, and the last day of a daffodil festival. It’s beautiful, but it still can’t compete with Texas!

Celebrating a birthday this week on the 30th is our pastor, Mark Krause. Have a great day.

We had a beautiful church service with so many of our family and friends filling the pews! The Easter Lillies given in memory and honor of the remarkable people in our lives filled the front along with the beautiful floral arrangements.

There was a special song, "Alleluia, Alleluia", given by the Art Community Choir that was inspiring and uplifting. Thanks to each of you.

Rev. Mark’s sermon was from John 20:1-18. He started by pointing out we cannot see the wind but we see what it moves and the results. The same way the disciples could not see God’s plan for Israel even though they had spent 3 years traveling around with and being taught by Jesus. They believed Jesus was there to free Israel from Roman oppression, but God had a much bigger plan. A plan to save all who would come and believe. A new path to the Father for each one of us. A gift given of His own free will by Jesus. One we can never deserve but simply accept.

We had a ceremony of Holy Baptism for a special young man, River Mitchell. God’s Blessings for him and his family.

Our prayer concerns were for Rain, the Laura Castillo family, and our military. Continue to pray for our shut-ins, those in the nursing homes, and those recuperating. Our joys were family, and Easter has come,He is risen!

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