It is looking a lot like Christmas in Calhoun
The snow and cold weather removed any thoughts of
leaving for out of town shopping, but it was not a boring weekend.
Levi and I made two trips through the town to
inspect the windows. He wanted to see the turtle with socks and turkey
with a hat “one more time,” but it was getting colder and icy.
The sky was spectacular on Saturday evening as we
circled the hills to Heartwood for the December Celebration. The program
was planned for all ages. Small children were thrilled with the
privilege of “helping out” and adults enjoyed the group singing and
stories told by Eileen Evans.
Five students were recognized for their dedication
to Heart-wood. Rebekah Amorosi, Jessi Cosgrove, Megan Ackley and Niki
Liles enrolled as children at the age of 10, and Kendra Lipscomb joined
the group this year. They teach some of the children’s classes and led
the other students in a dance and song presentation of “Young and
Positive,” which showed their enthusiasm for protecting the environment.
These young people are on their way to becoming involved adults.
A special closing performance, “Dancing for You,”
in honor of Jude Binder, was choreographed and performed by these
advanced students. Their love and respect for their teacher was evident
and it was also returned from Jude.
Sunday morning, children of First Baptist Church
presented their program. Even though the weather and family emergencies
limited the number of practices, they made a dedicated effort to praise
Sunday afternoon rehearsals of the joint choirs is
improving each week, as director John Oshoway tweaks the music to fit
the capabilities of his musicians. He does have to endure friendly
banter between the men’s and women’s groups. The cantata will be
presented on Sunday, Dec. 21, at First Baptist at 11 a.m. and the
combined Baptist and Methodist choir at First Baptist at 6 p.m.
As usual, the long-time friends that we greet
warmed up our hearts, even though our feet were cold.
77 DAYS OF
PRAYER FOR OUR NEW
Day Forty-One, December 15, 2008
36 days, 2 hours and 34 minutes left until
Today, I bring to You the need for Your grace,
wisdom and help for President-Elect Obama’s choice for Secretary of
Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. I pray that You will strengthen and
guide her as she prepares to lead this important department of our
government. Bless her with Your favor, that her skills and abilities may
be enhanced by You as she plans and prepares. I pray this in Jesus’ holy
Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through
love his throne is made secure.
-- Proverbs 20:28.
O’ loving and faithful God, Your power and grace
hold all things together, keeping us secure and safe no matter what is
happening in the world around us. I praise You for being the ultimate
and only true source of security and hope. I praise You for the many
ways You offer Yourself as our refuge. Thank You for this truth, O’ Lord
These prayers are from
PrayerTeam@PresidentialPrayer Team.net. This site gives a prayer each
day of the 77 days between election and inauguration.