Women’s Event for Grace Covenant

Women's Event for Grace Covenant

Pat leads the group down the garden path to work on a craft project with pressed flowers.

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The Night Sky

Go outside some night and look up. Look up and see the stars, the moon, and the planets. I always knew that they had a story to tell. I’ve read a little bit about astronomy: how the stars design figures in the sky – Orion, Virgo, Leo, and how the planets shine brightly in the night sky, like Jupiter. But I hadn’t realized the depth of their story, until tonight.
A friend lent me a video that a friend had lent her. It’s called The Bethlehem Star. I found it fascinating.  So fascinating that I had to share this with you.

A Christian lawyer named Rick Larson found himself on a quest to uncover the truth about that wonderful star mentioned in God’s Word…the Bethlehem star that announced the Savior’s birth.  What he found out just gives more proof to the Bible.  He has uncovered facts that most of us didn’t know about.  As he searched for the date of Herod’s death he found the date of the Savior’s birth and the Savior’s death.  As he searched historic, scientific records in the astrological world he uncovered the treasure of the Magi.  By God’s amazing grace, he has been able to share his story and his information all around the world.  If you ever doubted the Christmas story, this should help you accept what Christians have always believed.  So, pass it on, as my friend did to me.   I know we are far from Christmas time, but for Christians, we celebrate the birth and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ every day of the year as we live for Him.  I believe this DVD can plant seeds of faith in many hearts. For more info on this amazing DVD and Rick Larson visit his web site at http://www.bethlehemstar.net.

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Tea Party in the Garden

Let’s have tea.

On Thursday last I had a special garden tea party.  The favored guests were my great neices.  I’ll call them The Queen, The Social Butterfly, and The Cowgirl.  When I told them we were having tea in the garden they wanted to taste the tea first to make sure it was a drinkable concoction.

I prepared it in the kitchen and gave taste tests to get approval.  Each one nodded their concurrance.  I carried it in a large plastic pitcher to our waiting tea table.  The Queen was in her element. I had emptied the tea into a small toy teapot for her pouring pleasure.  And pour she did.  She enjoyed it so much she wanted to pour & drink all the tea herself.  But I firmly reminded her she must share with her subjects.

The Social Butterfly smiled for every pose I came up with.  The Cowgirl was much more reserved and had to be coaxed into her smiles.  Her Mom Mom bribed her with stories of treats after completed photographs.

For added enjoyment, I gave each guest a beautiful hat to wear and a basket of old jewelery to adorn themselves with.  I placed chocolate candy on a crystal plate and mini pretzels in a crystal bowl.  They were ecstatic.  Brown Bear and Large Rabbit attended the party too.  No one wanted to leave when the party was over.  But Mom Mom was worn out and needed a nap!

All this playing with the latest generation of my extended family made me think about legacies.  When I die will anyone remember me?  Will what I did and said have left an impression?  Will it have been a good impression?  Most important of all will they have seen in me the roots of faith sprouting up with love for the Savior and overflowing to those around me?  Can the Lord use me to plant seed in their lives so that roots of faith will grow in their hearts as well?  That is my humble prayer.

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