I feel like it has been a long time since I’ve blogged and I think I’m out of practice! The next few months are going to be busy but I hope to do a better job of keeping everyone updated.
Here it is April 19 and the month is half over. Spring has finally come to Central Virginia and everything is green! Including all the pollen coating my car! Whenever I’m heading out, I have to rinse off my car.
Julianne and Michael are just getting over bad colds. I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the pollen. This year it has been very high and when it’s windy out, you can actually see the pollen blowing to create a green haze. Right now all the oak trees are dropping their pollen pods (I have no idea what they’re called) and it makes interesting little tumbleweeds that blow down the street.
This stuff clogs the gutters, clogs the sewer, and is a general nuisance! And as I mentioned, it rolls down the streets as pollen tumbleweeds when it gets windy. Thankfully I am not allergic to this but many, many people are suffering right now!
I started teaching a ladies’ Bible study a month or so ago and we are almost finished. I have about 10 wonderful ladies that come to church every Wednesday night and we have been learning/studying about problems women face. We’re going through Damsels in Distress: Biblical Solutions for Problems Women Face by Martha Peace. I read through this with my friend, Trish, a few years ago and this time around I’m learning more. I recommend any book by Martha Peace.
Speaking of books, I’m reading Written in Tears by Luke Veldt. It’s a father’s journey through Psalm 103 after the sudden death of his 13-year daughter. Very moving but yet very practical also.
Julianne’s graduation is about one month away….May 21st. I received the announcements and am now in the process of sending them out. One snag, though…..a few months ago I deleted all my contact information on my Palm and it was deleted on the back up also. Every name, address and phone number—gone. Trying to reconstruct all this information has been a challenge. To that end, I bought a *real* address book and am using that. Sometimes technology is not so great!
Michael and I (along with another family) were officially installed as Deacon and Deaconess at our church. What a privilege it is to serve the body of Christ in this way!!
I think that’s about all that is going on right now. Have a blessed day!