Thoughts: The attic in my childhood home was a source of never-ending interest. Built in 1858, this home had a large attic crammed with books and wedding dresses and letters and fur muffs – even a musket carried by an ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War.
I remember especially two large wooden rectangles covered with black velvet. On these, my father and his brother Ainslie had pinned dozens of campaign badges. Teddy Roosevelt and his Bull Moose party were there, along with McKinley and Wilson and Cleveland and Garfield and Grant. It was history unfolded. There was mild bickering among my brother and my sister and me as to who would eventually inherit these.
But in the tearful time after both of our parents had died, a rapacious aunt (Uncle Ainslie’s widow) rolled up in her gleaming Lincoln and carried home both boards of medals.
Discussion: What tangible possessions do we treasure most?
Activity: Try to lay up intangible treasures in heaven.
______________________________________________________________________________Remember in prayer this week Jackie Braidwood, Judy Conley, June Lamm, Martha Meyer, and Thelma Welbaum.
This Sunday, don’t forget your coins for our Noisy Sunday offering and the Health Pros will be with us during coffee fellowship for your blood pressure checks. Pickleball time change on Sunday, come and play from 3:00 to 5:00pm.
Next Monday starts our Vacation Bible School week. Nancy Dolehanty could still use a few more volunteers for this fun ministry for children ages 3 through 5th grades. Call Nancy today.
Sunday, August 7, is the George Bauman Memorial Golf Outing. Jeff Stover will take your reservations until August 3rd. Call him today.
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