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April 26, 2013

Easter storm leaves spring unsprung

Byng — I can’t remember whether March came in like a lamb, but it certainly went out like a lion. We had a mild winter, but it has lasted longer than most of us would have liked. The Bradford pears have been in bloom for a couple of weeks, and most of them have leafed out. From my window of ‘D Hall at Baptist Village, I can see redbud trees and wild plum in bloom  down near the creek, but most of the landscape is still dull and dry, and it’s hard to realize Easter was only a few weeks ago.

All of us who have been praying for New Bethel’s former pastor, Dale Dunagan, received good news today. He had been struggling with brain cancer but had stopped taking chemo last month because/he felt ill all the time. He had a routine MRI  last week, and he received results today. It was gloriously good news, with everything looking good. The oncogist said she couldn’t be more pleased. He will take another MRI two months hence to be sure the glad tidings are still in effect, but meanwhile Dale can finally exhale and say, “Looks like the Lord still has work for me to do.”

On Thursday night, New Bethel Baptist Church brought to Baptist Village the fun of Easter baskets, prize eggs and even the suspense of waiting 24 hours to watch two trick “eggs” hatch into a duck and a flamingo.  All of us at Baptist Village  who love chocolate were able to indulge as if calories really don’t count.  Ruth Ann Taylor, who taught kindergarten for many years and who admits to still being a kid at heart, was the mastermind for most of the Easter treats, though the women’s Bible Study worked at decorating and filling prize eggs in their regular sesssion at Jodi Jackson’s house Monday night. Aundria Thys made one of the bunny cakes for the occasion.

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  • Jerry Duncan How Is Your Adventure Going?

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  • Art Lawler Inflexible thought is a growing problem

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  • Who deserves the praise?

    “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.”— Matthew 6:1

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