Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And A Good Time Was Had By All!!!

I've been taking my neighbor to church on my way to church. She's in her late 70's and doesn't drive anywhere but around our little town. Why don't we go to the same place, you ask?

She attends Southwest Church of Christ on the west side of the big city, and I attend Valley View Church of Christ on the southern part the big city. She likes SW because her children and grandchildren go there, and I like Valley View because my children attend there, and well, I just like it there.

It takes me about an extra 5 minutes to drop her off, and go back and pick her up. Our services run about the same times and we have a wonderful time visiting on the way out and back.

SW has a ladies dinner once a month where the younger ladies prepare a meal for the older ladies in the congregation. My neighbor invited me to go with her, and we had a really nice time. We had a salad supper with tuna, chicken, pasta, fruit and just about any other type of salad you can think of. The daughters of the young women in charge helped with the serving. They got your drinks and kept your glass filled, and picked up empty plates and were very helpful.

After we ate, a guest speaker gave a book talk. The name of the book is 'Same Kind Of Different As Me' by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. It is a true story and she made it sound very interesting. After her talk was finished, a drawing was held for five copies of the book. I won a copy. I read the first three chapters, and I think it is going to be as interesting as she described it to be.

It was good to see the little ladies get out and have fun together. Most of them live alone, and this is a special treat for them.

Who do you know that could use a special treat? How could you help give them a special treat?

Have a great Tuesday. Love one another.


#1daughter said...

I could use a special treat! ME! Have you figured out you tube yet?

Mabunny said...

Let us know how it turns out, Im alwasy on the prowl for a good book!

Amy said...

OH how funny... I just had a hankerin' you were a member of the Church of Christ? How you say??? Well... I was born, bred and raised in the Church of Christ and can spot another member a mile away!!! LOL

I grew up helping my grandmother prepare communion each week and cleaning out the baptistry! lol Small world!

Lisa J said...

You have such a huge heart, it just does me so much good to read you in the mornings and to see such a sweet spirit. I enjoy that. It starts my day off so great. I have to admit I need to do better. I do not even see my parents as often as I should and that is why I moved to this area. Shame on me. I need to make time to do it. I think I will work on that. Thank you for the inspiration.

Blessed said...

My sister and I were just talking about this yesterday... she is looking for ways to reach out and we brainstormed a few ideas - sounds like a wonderful thing you are doing and a great friend to have!

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