I Love to Tell the Story: Namaan

I Love to Tell the Story: Namaan

Sunday, February 2 at 11am Contemporary Worship and Sunday, February 9 at 8:30 and 11am Traditional Worship
Isaiah 40: 21-31 Kings 5:1-14
Pastor David Streets

When Toni and I moved into our very first parsonage, that is, a home provided by the church, we were excited to decorate, plant flowers and make it our own. We made a few improvements here and there.

On the right side of the house was a patio shaded by a massive, beautiful oak tree. Around the oak tree was a lush bed of English ivy. But upon closer examination, the bed of English had been invaded by poison ivy. Getting rid of the poison ivy became my mission one hot, Saturday morning in August.

I put on my jeans and boots, a long-sleeved work shirt, sunglasses, hat and work gloves with cuffs to protect my exposed wrists. I grabbed several black plastic bags and I was ready to do battle with that pesky vine. Did I mention that I am allergic to poison ivy? Oh yea! I am.

I spent all morning pulling out poison ivy. I had three large trash bags filled with vines. I had accomplished my mission. Next I would cut the grass…

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