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Mama’s Bible

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Mama's BibleDid you decide in January to read the Bible through this year?  How are you doing?

I have read it through at least twice in my life, but never in one year.  I also have never followed a guide to lead the way through the 66 books, old and new.

It helps that our pastor, Scott Julian, is working his way through the Bible with us in his Sunday messages. He hits the most defining moments in scriptures and gives additional insight into what we have read.  

The Bible I am holding is the large print-red letter edition I gave Mama in 1999.  A few years ago she insisted I take it back, that she wanted me to have it.  No amount of arguing would convince her to keep it.  It was my joy to tell her that the Bible I am reading this year is hers.  She said she was glad, since she could no longer see well enough to read.

God bless you Mama. Thank you for helping  instill in me a love and respect for God’s printed word.

Tomorrow is ‘National Day of Prayer’

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“Our theme for 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. 

To further highlight our theme, we’ve chosen Matthew 12:21 as our Scripture for this year:  In His name the nations will put their hope.

For our May 2nd observances, Pastor Greg Laurie, our 2013 Honorary Chairman, has written a special prayer to be simultaneously read throughout the nation at noon (EDT). 

This recitation will create a huge wave of prayer, flowing from one coast to the other, illustrating the unity of God’s people and acknowledging His dominion over the circumstances facing us. “

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Forty-five years later and Sound of Music is still a wonderful movie for the whole family.

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Thanks Frank Savage!

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I love the mandarin oranges called Cuties or Clementines, don’t you?  They are quick to peel and delicious.   I have a new appreciation for different kinds of citrus fruits after watching a video about Frank Savage and his dedication to the development of citrus in this country. It was sent to me by Cindy Bratcher, who has made many contributions to this website.  (See her note below.)


“This is a video about my great grand uncle on my mother’s side. He developed the Mineola and Orlando tangelos.  In 2011 they inducted him posthumously into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame.  This was a video that they showed during the ceremony. I think of him every time I eat a tangelo.  I remember my mother telling me how Uncle Frank used to send boxes of fruit every Christmas to the upstate N.Y. relatives.  My sister’s home is on Tangelo Drive  and we kid that Uncle Frank must have guided her there”.  Cindy


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