From Barbara’s Desk 22-05-2020

Hello Faith Pals,

I have included a video from Priya, which has a lovely message-plus, with all the photos of flowers-well-it is almost as if you were receiving a bunch of flowers!

Sorting through some old papers, my husband put out a pile of papers.  I found this little puzzle on one of those pieces of (now) scrap paper.  For those who might enjoy a word puzzle:

THE EYES

When you rearrange the letters:

THEY SEE

THE MORSE CODE

When you rearrange the letters:

HERE COME DOTS

SLOT MACHINES:

When you rearrange the letters:

CASH LOST IN ME

ELECTION RESULTS:

When you rearrange the letters:

LIES- LETS RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS:

When you rearrange the letters:

ALAS! NO MORE Z’S

A DECIMAL POINT:

When you rearrange the letters:

IM A DOT IN PLACE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:

When you rearrange the letters:

TWELVE PLUS ONE.

I came across this Sri Lankan prayer when I tidied up some of my papers.  Do our Sri Lankan families know it?

‘Even as the water falls on dry tea leaves and brings out their flavour,

so may your Spirit fall on us and renew us,

so that we may bring refreshment and joy to others.’

Perhaps that can be a prayer said when we make a cup of tea?

‘Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life.’-Rachel Carson.

And this one, which will help us all sleep soundly at night!:

‘For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.’-Larry Eisenberg

We would probably say CEO these days.  I’ve met some wonderful CEOs in my time-but with human flaws and failings.  God is much more than a CEO!

‘The Lord is merciful and gracious,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.'(Psalm 103:8)

” I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.  Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me,” says the Lord…'(Jeremiah 29: 11-13)

I think that is enough this Friday!  You have a puzzle, (I have a bigger one for Monday! plus a beautiful music video from Bruce), some quotes, and a service and sermon.

Blessings and love

Barbara Allen


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