Remember, be sure to let your light shine 'til Jesus comes!!!
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Lily Grace Lets Her Light Shine Too!
Oh my dear friends! I had quite the adventure yesterday! But, first, Mommie wants to apologize for not communicating yesterday because our WiFi was down all day! That meant no computer, no TV, and no blogging! So now she is way behind in visiting with you all and many other things so please forgive if she doesn't get around to visit right away!
Now, that being said, we want to tell you what we DID do yesterday that was so exciting for me!
I got to go to the UMW meeting with Mommie! For those of you who do not know what the UMW meeting is, it's the ladies group called "United Methodist Women" at our church.
Mommie was co-hosting with another lady, and so she had to be there early to take food and to set up for the luncheon part of the meeting. She said since she was the co-hostess, she needed my help too, so I got to go along and help!! Mommie was providing a fruit platter, and since it's also summertime, she was decorating with a summery fruity theme.
But before we could eat, we had a meeting, and Mommie introduced me to all the ladies. There I am sitting in the middle of the table.
I asked if I could lead them in a little song, and the ladies were all so nice and happy to join in with me.
We sang "This Little Light of Mine". If you read Mommie's post the other day, you know she already had this song on her mind, and so she taught it to me...the way she remembers it from her childhood.
Here is a video of all of the nice UMW ladies joining in as we sang it and put up our fingers to be the little light we are shining while we sing. I hope you can watch this video below. Mommie apologizes for it because half way through the song she laid down her phone and forgot it was still recording, so you see a blank screen for a while but we are still singing. She didn't record the whole song, but you will get the idea that we were enjoying singing it together:
Here I am, letting my little light shine 'til Jesus comes!
Then we started the meeting with a prayer and we all recited the "Purpose" of the United Methodist Women.
Mostly the ladies talked about the needs of different people and groups in the church and community that we can help out with. They take up an offering that helps with special projects that we support.
We pray for the ones who are not feeling well or who have other problems. The ladies are very friendly and loving and care about each other. I liked that.
One lady also read to us the Meaning Behind the 13 Folds of the United States Flag, in honor of Flag Day, which is June 14th. You may enjoy reading that too, as it has a lot of special meaning both in a spiritual sense as well as patriotic. For example, here is what it says for the 13th fold:
"The last fold, when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, “In God We Trust.”'
That reminded me that we have a folded flag in a special case that my big brother Benton made for it. This flag was given to my Daddy's mother "Nanny Steiner", at the funeral of her husband, "Granddaddy Steiner". That is a picture of him above when he was in the Army in WWII. Thankfully he lived through the war and lived to be 78 years old before he died. I never got to meet him or Nanny Steiner, but I know my Daddy and Mommie and everyone loved them both very much.
Then after our meeting we got to eat the good food that Mommie and the other hostess brought for our lunch. Mommie says that all the ladies take turns at being the hostess so no one person has to do it all the time.
We had yummy little ham sandwiches and chips
Here some of the ladies are helping themselves to the fruit platters that Mommie brought:
Mommie didn't bake that beautiful carrot cake. The other hostess, "Miss Paula", brought that and it was sure good! It is her own secret recipe and she doesn't share it with anyone! But she likes to bring it to our special church dinners and UMW:
It is always a big hit, and the ladies beg her to bring it every time, but she said then it wouldn't be so special if they had it every time!
So that was our exciting adventure! It was so much fun to feel like a real "lady" attending a special meeting with all the other ladies! I hope I can go again sometime.
When we got home is when we found out that the internet was down, and so we couldn't watch anything on TV or do anything on the computer. So Mommie and Daddy decided to read a little book together.
It's called "Life in Elizabethan Days", and it is very old, but it's a little book Mommie found in a discard pile at a library years and years ago when she worked at a school library, and she brought it home because Daddy loves to read about old English history, especially during Queen Elizabeth I 's reign.
This book follows the fictional "Sir Walter Hollydean" and his family, and tells all about how they lived in the late 1500's-early 1600's. It's very interesting if you like to read historical stuff, and it has been a long time since they read it together so they thought yesterday would be a good time to try again.
Mommie reads it out loud and Daddy listens...and I listened too. It was kind of interesting. I am happy we don't have to live like they did, however. They had to have lots and lots of servants to help them do everything!!!
Now that the internet is back up again I don't know if they will keep reading it or not. I just heard Daddy tell Mommie that he would like to spend a little time each day reading a couple of chapters...so I guess they will!
We also took a ride to check on Auntie Pamela's house because she goes up north for the summer. She has lots of blueberries ripening now and she said we could have them:
So we may have to go back over with a bucket in a few days and pick them! Yummy!
Okie dokie, my friends...that's about it. I hope you enjoyed this little post! Oh, the ladies of the UMW made me an honorary member!! Isn't that exciting?
Remember, be sure to let your light shine 'til Jesus comes!!!
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