Yesterday was a long day, but a very good one. We had our craft show at His Place in Alma. This was our second year for this one and we increased our sales by over 50%. I am totally amazed at the way God continues to bless our efforts. In Michigan's economy, we would expect to have declining sales or stay constant, but in the four years we have done this, our sales have gone up at every show but one. That is amazing to me. During downtime yesterday I was able to sew finish off 8 stockings. I packed those and 2 others for shipping. I'll have to go to the post office because for some reason, we have a lot of Canadian orders this year. Eh? (little Canadian lingo there). I knitted and cuffed 5 more. Today the girls and I will be packaging baskets for tomorrow night's show at the VFW.
This will be an insanely busy week again because we have the show at the VFW tomorrow night. Deacon John asked me to teach Tuesday's RCIA class on Sacraments, but before that I have to squeeze in a cantor practice because I have a meeting on Wednesday night. Father David asked me to be the point person for the implementation of the new translation of the Roman Missile. We have that meeting on Wednesday night and I am sooooooo thankful that it will be at St. Vincent in Shepherd.
Oh, and I think I have solved the mystery of the sink holes in my candles. My thermometer was lying to me about the temps at which I was pouring! I loved this thermometer, but I guess it has lived a good long life and needs to be replaced. Sniff Sniff.
I should go out running this morning, but the messy house is driving me nuts.
Word of the day:
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : St. Willibrord, Bishop (657-739)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 20:27-38.
Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to him, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us, 'If someone's brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother.' Now there were seven brothers; the first married a woman but died childless. Then the second and the third married her, and likewise all the seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be? For all seven had been married to her." Jesus said to them, "The children of this age marry and remarry; but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise. That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called 'Lord' the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."
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