A New Chapter of the Audubon Society started in Eastern Arkansas in 2011. It is wonderful to see the beautiful birds of that beautiful state.
This is the Cattle Egret, Helena, Arkansas.
Photo: Susan Winston
The most sacred of all days in Christianity is Easter. Without Easter, when our Lord rose from the dead, we would not be able to proclaim “Because He lives, we will live also.”
As we enter into this season of the year, we reflect with a wide range of emotions, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Many have become hardened to the story and no longer shed tears when hearing of the brutal treatment and agonizing death of our Lord.
Let’s pray this Easter that we will get more in touch with what a sacrifice it was for the man part of God to be led “to the slaughter as an innocent lamb”. More importantly, let us contemplate why God felt it was necessary to sacrifice his only son in such a way.
No matter how long we have heard the story, no matter how many times we have read the Bible’s description, we still have much to learn on a personal level as to what it meant for the Son of God to come to Earth to redeem us of sin.
Yesterday morning my sweet, sweet Grandma Ward passed away. She was a few months shy of turning 102!
Even though she lived a long, wonderful life, it still hurts our hearts to have to say goodbye.
I am so proud that she was my grandma. She was such a loving, talented woman that loved the Lord and I know that she is smiling down on us today.
My grandma made the BEST sausage and gravy, homemade rolls, chicken and dumplings, and grilled cheese sandwiches that I have ever put in my mouth. Along with her many other creations, she smocked countless dresses for her babies, grandbabies, great-grandbabies, great-great grandbabies, neighbors, and friends. I am lucky enough to still have several of these priceless dresses.This picture of Katelyn wearing one of her smocked dresses will always be a treasure to me.
Please pray for my family this weekend as we travel to Arkansas to say goodbye to this special lady. She will be forever remembered and terribly missed.