Two months ago I began planning a surprise birthday party for Marja’s milestone birthday. I pictured inviting the congregation to an open house featuring hit songs from all of the decades of her life and a set of original love songs by me.
The email from Sharon came in on Feb. 4. “Please pray. Our 2 year old grandson, Levi, had an allergic reaction which became serious staph infection which became scalded skin syndrome. Pray this cycle stops and heads back in the other direction towards healing.
Instead of meeting for Bible Study or a social event, our High School students decided to spread some love through Courtice two weeks ago. Armed with carnations and loonies they set out in groups to see what they could accomplish.
We like to criticize the government, but you have to commend it for encouraging charitable giving by refunding 33% of what you donate and, in the case of World Renew’s Healthy Babies, Healthy Moms campaign, matching every donation 3:1