ABW April Update

by Norma Gunter

“Behold, my friends, the spring is come;
The earth has gladly received the embrace of the sun
and shall soon see the results of their love!”
Sitting Bull, native American leader

These are quotes from Guideposts 15 Uplifting Spring Quotes.  My favorite quote is:

“I love spring flowers;
daffodils and hyacinths are
the ultimate flowers for me.
They are the essence of spring.”
Kristy Gallacher, television  presenter

My driveway is lined with rows of daffodils and a few hyacinths.  The snow came,  7 inches fell and buried the flowers.  The sun came out, melted the snow, and the flowers look like nothing ever happened.

“Expect to have hope rekindled.
Expect your prayers to be
answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life do not last.
The spring rains will come again.”
Sarah Pen Breathnach, author

On Saturday April 21 the Raleigh Baptist Association Spring Rally will be held at  the Beaver First Baptist Church in Beaver, WV.  Registration is at 9:30 am and the meeting ends with lunch.  Rev. Elizabeth “Beth” Stone of WV Stone Ministries is the speaker.  A former teacher, Beth and her daughter, Erin, have co-authored a book called Valley of the Shadow.  Hope to see all the ladies of Beckley FBC there.

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”  Margaret Atwood,  Poet

ABW ladies of the First Baptist Church, it’s about time to get our hands dirty.