A few months ago I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite female country singers—Wynonna Judd.. Am I a country fan? Absolutely! Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Terry Clark, Reba Macintyre, Dolly Parton—I’m a big fan of many of the ladies of country music on both sides of the border. The first time I saw Wynonna in concert I was 19 – now 21 years later I think she and I have both learned a lot.
Recently a family treasure was uncovered. The Pentecostal church in our community was celebrating their 85th Anniversary and made a collage of pictures of former congregants who had passed away over that time. In the pictures was one of my grandmother when she was about 15 years old along with her father. Apparently, the picture was in a collection of pictures saved by the church. No one in my family had ever seen the picture before. A beautiful embodiment of my grandmother’s relationship with her father, who she always called “Papa.” This picture represents their connection to the Pentecostal revival.
We will not hide them from their children, telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength and His wonderful works that He has done….That the generations to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children. That they may set their hope in God.
Psalm 78: 4,6
Does your church have a “testimony time”? It seems like a thing of the past in many circles. Recently my husband reminded me about times when we were first dating and attending church together, how impressed he was when people from my home church would stand to their feet and testify of God’s provision and goodness even in little ways. He relayed how that impacted his own spiritual growth and encouraged him in the faith.
My husband and I took a lovely vacation to Cape Breton, NS this summer and saw some amazing sights. One of those sites near Louisbourg was Canada's oldest lighthouse. Built in 1713, it stands close to the Fortress City that was reconstructed in the 1960's. When the French had domain on that parcel of land, the lighthouse,was lit with the oil from cod fish. It stood to warn many of the dangerous jagged rocks that make the beautiful landscape, but is treacherous sailing.