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    Granny Celebrates 100.

    5 Generations.This weekend Molly, Joy and I travelled to Texas to celebrate my great grandmother's 100th birthday.  The party was held at First United Methodist Church in Arp Texas.  There were somewhere around 75 people there, I would guess, maybe more.  The guests included extended family, people from church, and people from the Arp community who have known Granny throughout the years.
    In planning the event, there was some discussion as to who would say a prayer before we sang Happy Birthday and had cake and ice cream.  Granny signed off on me leading the people due to the fact that I am "blood."  Here is the prayer I prayed:
    Father, your word declares in Psalm 100, "The Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations."  Today we give thanks for Granny Arnold, and celebrate 100 years of life.  We praise you for the work you have done in her to be a blessing to her community and to her family.  We ask today that your Holy Spirit would be at work among us.  May those of us who are young listen and gain wisdom from those who are older, and may those who are older be given the grace to walk faithfully according to the way of Christ.  Bless our fellowship and our conversation, and let us rejoice together in the good news that in Jesus we are forgiven.  May we all live lives that witness to that truth.  In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
    It was good to be with family this weekend, as always, and it seems everyone had a great time.  It was neat to see how many people came and stopped by to chat with my great grandmother.  We also took some priceless family photographs, including the one above.  Granny has been extremely generous to all her family throughout the years, and has modeled strength, a dedicated work ethic, faith, and kindness to us all.  Happy Birthday Granny!

    Celtic Walking Prayer

    I on your path, O God
    You, O God, on my way. 

    And with that, I am on the way to worship.

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