Our red Peonies are the first to burst forth in all their splendor. We have 5 bushes.
These sweet violas? seeded themselves in this planter. They pop up all over our property and I’m happy to see them.
This is a dwarf lilac that is deer resistant. I was weeding around it and it gives off those wonderful lilac scents!
You can see the shop in the background and we’re happy to say it is ready for it’s metal roof.
Our red peonies are fading. Our pink and white peonies are still ready to bloom. These were all the photos I was able to upload.
Some kind of wild rose?
What a wonderful time we had meeting as a church body again in our building instead of online. We are still having online services for those who are in risky health categories and who are still uncomfortable with meeting together. The singing was so robust and our pastor was on fire! It was good to be together again.
Our views on the way to church in the photo above and the views after church below.
We had some good periods of rain which means I will not need to water for a couple days. I welcome that.
Quotes of the day from the sermon today:
The only cure for sin is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
You cannot educate sin out of people.
We need to be reconciled to God in order to be reconciled to man.
Additional notes from gracechurch.org
Jesus is Lord and Savior. Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Even though God’s justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior who paid the penalty and died for sinners (1 Peter3:18). Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice, and Christ’s perfect life satisfied the demands of God’s holiness(2 Corinthians 5:21), thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him (Romans 3:26).
1 Peter 3:18 ~ 18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
2 Corinthians 5:21 ~ 21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Romans 3:23-26 ~ 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
Is God calling you? Confess your sins and accept His forgiveness and new life in Him.
I hope your faith is in the One who can save you and give you a future with Him in Heaven.