A Farmer’s Prayer
A while back I read a story of a visiting pastor who attended a men’s breakfast in the middle of a rural farming area of the country.
The group had asked an older farmer, decked out in bib overalls, to say grace for the morning breakfast.
“Lord, I hate buttermilk”, the farmer began. The visiting pastor opened one eye to glance at the farmer and wonder where this was going. The farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard.” Now the pastor was growing concerned. Without missing a beat, the farmer continued, “And Lord, you know I don’t much care for raw white flour”. The pastor once again opened an eye to glance around the room and saw that he wasn’t the only one to feel uncomfortable.
Then the farmer added, “But Lord, when you mix them all together and bake them, I do love warm fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up that we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we don’t understand what you’re saying to us, help us to just relax and wait until you are done mixing. It will probably be even better than biscuits Amen. “
Within that prayer there is great wisdom for all when it comes to complicated situations like we are experiencing in the world today.
Stay strong, my friends, because our Lord is mixing several things that we don’t really care for, but something even better is going to come when HE is done with it. AMEN
Please see signs/notices in your neighborhood for the Activity Schedule. Schedules are subject to suddenly change without notice.
Devotions: (Mon – Fri)
8:45 am – Foose Center
9:00 am – Eber Gardens 9:15 am – Southern Court
10:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
10:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
11:00 am – Sunny Dale
11:15 am – Sheltering Grove
11:30 am – Stevenson Manor
11:45 am – McReynolds Center
8:45 am – Foose Center
9:00 am – Eber Gardens
9:15 am – Southern Court
9:30 am – Eastbrook Lane
9:45 am – Anna Brown Vista
10:00 am – Sunny Dale
10:15 am – Sheltering Grove
10:30 am – Stevenson Manor
10:45 am – McReynolds Center
Upcoming Learning Opportunities
Tuesday, July 14th at 1pm:
America Goes to War, Industrial Production Key to Victory from the National Museum of the Pacific War
Thursday, July 16th at 1pm:
George Washington & the French & Indian War from Fort Necessity National Battlefield
“When life brings big winds of change that almost blow you over, close your eyes, hold on tight, and believe.”
– Lisa Lieberman-Wang
Prayer Request & Scripture
“But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like cows let out to pasture.”
THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: ANNA BROWN VISTA
Staff: COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS – Physician’s assistants, doctors, nurses, and all their staff