Happy Pentecost! Today we commemorate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church. Can you IMAGINE what it must have been like to see flames dancing around people's heads, and hearing so many languages spoken at once praising God? It just gives me goosebumps :) At my church, we also celebrate the Rite of Confirmation on this day~ how sweet to hear the testimonies of our youth as they celebrate this milestone of faith! Behold the Pentecost 'mobile' in the center of the sanctuary. Tomorrow I go back to trim the ribbons that were TOO long and casting shadows on the screens :) Yeehaw! ><>
We just had a lovely week's visit with my nephew and his sweet marine wifey :) whom I loved from the moment I first met her ( apparently that happened to them too :) He gave me this really awesome star from one of his four tours of duty. It says:
This Star was flown with pride over the home of an American Patriot, until the sun and winds caused it to become tattered and torn.
This Star was sent to a U.S. Marine to remind him that his sacrifices so dearly given upon the Altar of Freedom will never be forgotten.
This Star was flown again in an AV-88 Harrier flown by Capt. 'Jack' Ash, VMA-231 "Ace of Spades" United States Marine Corps on 27 Oct 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Helmand Province Afghanistan.
This Star was sent to you, to remind you that your support is never forgotten and that We Marines will never stop protecting your God given right to Freedom.