Sunday Sermon and Graduation Celebration Times 3

11 Jun

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided.

~ Abraham Lincoln

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Another steamy Sunday, but it’s always cool and comfortable inside the sanctuary of St. Gabriel’s. Today’s Gospel was according to Mark. Jesus was with his disciples and relatives and scribes gathered accusing him of being possessed and driven by demons. His reply was in parables. Some of the rhetoric might sound familiar.

“How can Satan drive out Satan?

If a kingdom is divided against itself,

that kingdom cannot stand.

And if a house is divided against itself,

that house will not be able to stand.

And if Satan has risen up against himself

and is divided, he cannot stand;

that is the end of him.”

My take on it… Let’s work together here, people!!!! Our country cannot flourish and prosper if we are divided. Our homes and families cannot flourish and prosper if we are divided. So, don’t let Satan into your heart, your families, or your country. Evil will try to divide us. Sometimes you have to remove, expel, just kick out the old damn devil. He can’t flourish where he’s not welcome.

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On a brighter note…🎼…, this afternoon, my friend Linda Grossman (World’s Greatest Realtor) and I went to a graduation party. This was a very special event. My little next door neighbors are all grown up now. The triplets were only five when I moved to McKinney, and now they graduated from high school. All off to different schools in different states. I have such fond memories of watching them grow up, playing games, having tea parties, throwing the football, doing crafts, and watching “Dinosaurs.” (Anyone remember that show? So funny. The baby called his father…”Not the Mamma.”)

But, my absolute favorite memory is of me and little Rebekah baking brownies pretty much every week. When she was 5 and 6 and 7, I would tie an apron around her tiny frame, and she would stand on the step stool while I cracked the eggs and she did all the rest of the brownie preparation, including licking the spoon and bowl. We would sit and chat and nibble on chocolate chips while we patiently waited for the brownies to bake. We did that for many years until I moved away in 2014. I miss those days.

I’d like to think that maybe a few years down the line, Rebekah will bring her little girl over to Miss Toni’s for a tea party and to bake some brownies.

Today, I baked a batch of brownies for my little chocolate buddy. There was a lot of chocolate at the party, including a chocolate fountain.

Here are my little neighbors all grown up. Mom and Dad are very proud of these three amazing young adults.

John (Dad), Rebekah, Joseph, Jacob, Mom (Margaret) Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with me. Love you guys!

2 Responses to “Sunday Sermon and Graduation Celebration Times 3”

  1. ccbarr June 11, 2018 at 3:48 am #

    Alright Rebeccah! Razorback bound! Nice state here in Arkansas-they never met a stranger. Woo-pig -sooie!

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