"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, June 9, 2017

Chickens, Music and Mark

1. "On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France." Details of this large assault are at Army.Mil.

2. We met a beautiful woman this week who owns a chicken farm. Her name is Shawna and she and her husband Todd have been farming in Buckingham County Virginia for over 20 years. They handle 44,000 chickens which produce about 30,000 eggs per day. This is not a small operation. Please pray for them as Todd has some heart issues that required some hospitalization.

3. The deck is completed.

Flowers by Dee

4. I saw this on Linkedin, a unique idea.

5. Dee and I attended "Singing' into Summer," a local middle school musical presentation. Our granddaughter Eryn is one of the singers an(d her and the choir did an excellent job. Some of the music included; The Lion Sleeps Tonight, How Far I'll Go and You're Welcome, from Disney's "Moana") and my favorite, Hallelujah.

6. Carrie Underwood, “Inside Your Heaven.” A beautiful song by a beautiful lady.

7. Thursday’s Gospel, MK 12:28-34, has a scribe question Jesus as to which is the most important commandment. 

“Jesus replied, The first is this:
Hear, O Israel! 
The Lord our God is Lord alone!
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your mind, 
and with all your strength."

However, Jesus does not stop there. He continues,

“The second is this:
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Father John, in his Thursday morning Homely said that these are powerful statements. To fully love God and then to turn to another and love them as you love yourself is not an easy task. The statements are not only powerful, but require much effort for me to fulfill. It is a daily challenge that requires my full attention. One that keeps me a “ work in progress.”            

Go over to "This Ain't the Lyceum," where Kelly is hosting more takes.

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