Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Bring On the Rain

Last week we returned from a quick trip to visit our granddaughter Rachel at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and to see the elk (and hear them bugling) at Benezette, PA. We left Tuesday morning and returned Thursday evening. I could not believe the change I saw when we got back home. In the few days we were gone, lawns dried up and rocks in the river seemingly rose from the water. But it wasn’t the rocks that rose, the water level had drastically dropped.
An earlier wet period had provided the moisture needed to harvest nice crops from gardens and fields and had kept our flowerbed blooming for the last few months; however, these last two days capped a dry spell, and it was very noticeable.

So it may be with our spiritual lives. We can slink along only so long without taking time to read our Bibles and pray. We can forget about God, the wonderful salvation we have in Christ, the ready help offered by the Holy Spirit. And then, all of a sudden, we find ourselves in a spiritual drought. We no longer bear fruit. We no longer desire to fellowship with other Christians.

That’s when it’s time to pray for rain.
 Whether your spiritual life is well watered or not, we invite you to join us to experience refreshment during our fall events if you are in any of the following areas. And leave us a quick comment sharing how or where you find spiritual refreshment:

October 10-12 – Friends of the Heart at Church of God Women’s Conference, Ocean City, Maryland.
October 20 – Shirley presenting scripture from memory during Laity Sunday, First UM, Millersburg, PA.
October 26 – Signing books at Wellsboro Bookfest.
November 5, 6 and 7 – Shirley at Lancaster Christian Women’s Clubs
November 8-9 – Signing books at CEF Conference, Harrisburg.
November 11-12 – Shirley at State College Christian Women’s Clubs.
Check www.friendsoftheheart.us for our full schedule.