These young barn swallows hatched in our garage.
My husband was using an impact wrench today and they never moved.
One even seems to be sleeping.
They have grown up in this garage
and know they have nothing to fear from my husband.
Our Father is always near and watching over us.
We are each so precious in His sight.
(Photo by Tim McEwen)
Every individual, every person, every soul,
every one of us that God created is precious
in His sight.
He thought up each one of us
long before we were born.
And He loves each of us without measure.
God desperately wants each of us
to spend eternity with Him.
He loves us so much that He forgives us
when we do wrong,ask for forgiveness
and try our best not to sin again.
Just as we forgive our children when they say
“I’m sorry” and mean it,
when we do the same, all is forgiven.
Regardless of what happens or what they do,
we never stop loving our children.
Neither does God.
God left nothing to chance.
He loves us so much that He sent
His precious only Son to teach us how to live
and love each other.
This Son paid for our sins and opened the door
to heaven so each of us could spend eternity
with our Heavenly Father.
After Jesus died, He sent the Holy Spirit to help us.
God gave us His Word, the Bible, the ultimate guidebook on our road to the greatest treasure,
which is heaven for eternity with our Father.
God has provided everything we need
to follow that road leading to heaven.
We only have to choose to take that road.
God loves us so much that He wants to give us
the opportunity to choose.
He does not force us.
But He is anxiously waiting for each one of us.
Will you join Him for eternity, precious child?
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31
This petunia was growing out of the asphalt
in front of a restaurant in Waddington, NY.
God never ceases to amaze me
in that He showers blessings on me - large and small
Some, like this flower, just to please me.
Requests for prayers:
My dear friends, yesterday and today, we received news of 2 major earthquakes in California. We need to pray for everyone involved. This is so serious and so dangerous.
Also, my heart is breaking for the migrants who are living in cages in terrible conditions. Children have been separated from parents. Can we put politics aside and pray for all these people? Most are here to escape even worse conditions in their home countries. When asked who is our neighbor, Jesus gave us the parable of the Good Samaritan. Doesn't that make all these people our neighbors?
Please pray that this situation is resolved and made right. If you can do more, please do what God leads you to do.
James 1:22 says "Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says."
Verse 27 says "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
This is some of the group from 2018's Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School
for children ages 4-12
when: July 8-12, 2019; 6-8 pm
Knapps Station Community Church
3035 County Route 47
Norwood, New York 13668
Registration begins @ 5:30 pm
Monday July 8
Come for the fun
Come and bring your friends.
Come for the games, snacks, crafts, songs and dances, puppet shows
Come to learn more about God through Bible Stories and verses
There is no charge for this fun time.
Friday night will have a hot dog cook-out with a bouncy house and more.
These are just a few pictures of the fun from last year. Come and be in next years pictures.