Posts from 2016

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From the Pastor’s Wife – “Appreciating Anticipation”

by Holly Grafton

What did you anticipate as a child? Perhaps the end of school and summer vacation?  Or going to Grandma’s house?  How about an annual parade or festival in town?  A fireworks display?  Summer camp?  A trip to an ice cream stand?  Picnics! Birthdays! In response to this question, my husband’s response was, “The opening day of trout […]

“Be Like A Tree”

by Holly Grafton

It’s only Tuesday, but Pastor’ s  message from Psalm 1 has come to mind many times since Sunday morning– “Be Like A Tree!”  The heat and humidity made the auditorium a bit stifling and sleepy on Sunday, foot traffic in the back was distracting, the Power Point wasn’t perfect, and details about types of trees […]

From the Pastor’s Wife – “Spring Cleaning”

by Holly Grafton

The piles of snow from the plows are almost melted away.   The robins have returned, crocuses are blooming, and gentle rains are turning the grass from brown-gray to that lovely shade of early spring green.  A week or so ago, unusually warm weather caused me to open the windows to let in the fresh […]

From the Pastor’s Wife – “Only One Life”

by Holly Grafton

“Only one life, twill soon be past; Only what’s done for Christ will last.”  I can still see it in my mind’s eye.  My maternal grandparents had a small plaque on the wall in their kitchen with that quote.  It made an impression on  family members.  As a young college student, I remember my mother referring […]