Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Monday, April 23, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

July 2016

An Anniversary Quandary
 
Do you even struggle with ideas for gifts for events like birthdays or anniversaries—what do you give to people who have much; to children who are generations younger than you; to people who need more than you could ever provide? My brother-in-law has always given gifts to his wife and kids on HIS birthday, because they are the ones who make his life full and complete. I was thinking an anniversary gift this past week because Sunday July 3rd is my golden anniversary in Aberdeen. What I like to refer to as “the infamous orange truck” unloaded articles that represent my life on the morning of July 3rd, three years ago. I thought I should follow suit and give NHUMC an anniversary gift, because at this time, you are who makes my life full and meaningful.
 
I looked up third anniversary and the traditional gifts were leather, crystal or glass. I couldn’t think of anything you need in those categories, but did remember my wallet is made of leather. I doubt that you want the wallet, and there isn’t always a lot of money in it, but I thought maybe what the wallet represents could be used to thank you fine people of North Highland UMC who keep us known in good ways throughout our community. While it is a small amount toward the goal, I will take out my leather wallet and write a check to purchase three coats, three hats, three pairs of mittens and three pairs of snow pants for the annul Coats for Kids event in the fall. It warms my heart to support ministries that share the warmth of God’s love in real, needed, and practical ways. So happy golden anniversary to a wonderful bunch, full of marvelous potential, who together are NHUMC.
 
Peace, blessings and hooray for another year together!
 
Pastor Lou