From the Desk of the Lay Director – Aug 2019

How can one little butterfly be so tough and so beautiful at the same time?  Their endless energy is amazing from their powerful little colorful wings.  They never stop as they are busy all day.  As the sun begins to set, they too are ready to fold their little wings together and fall to sleep.  They start all over the next day on their journey of life.

Granny across the street from me is a precious woman who loves butterflies.  She had a very special gift of time with her son who went home to Jesus above and it had to do with the beauty of what her son shared with her.   Granny said let the butterfly go son.  It flew away he told her as her own son was preparing her for his departure.  He knew his time was near.  Her son went too.  Letting go is hard in life. Granny released her son when she gently said let him go son.   Granny shared many things with me about her son and they both loved butterflies. It was hard for Granny yet she persevered.  It was time for her birthday and I thought what would bless her heart and it became my heart’s desire to get her a butterfly shrub.  Today the tiny shrub is up past their fence with beautiful purple blooms and her heart now blooms too. She has a swing where she looks at the blooms and the countless butterflies that visits her big butterfly tree.   Yes, Granny does do all things unto the Lord as she knows who gives her the strength it is Him unto her.  What a blessing for that family.

When we ask the Holy Spirt to come…He comes.  When a person believes in Christ, the Holy Spirit immediately becomes a permanent part of one’s life.  How very comforting that is, we are never alone.

Some of her butterflies come to my front yard last year and I had some wild flowers planted and a few nosed around them but they loved my purple flowers.  What I didn’t know about butterflies they have a little attitude.  I came whizzing around the corner with my red lawnmower and they did not like it, they came to my lawnmower and zoomed all around it.  I shut it off and did not disturb the butterflies!  

It is of the Hand of God our Creator who created that little delicate butterfly.  What wings of perseverance through their journey of travels that they endure?  May we too continue our effort to do our best to achieve something, to despite difficulties, failures or opposition… remember to reach up with your left hand unto His Right Hand.  For He is with you in all things, He is your strength, He is in your heart in the Spirit within you.  We have our tender moments like the butterflies do.  How blessed we are to have the Holy Spirit with us.  

Granny is awesome and not to long ago she blew out all her candles and YES Granny is still swinging!!!  


August 1st Mercy Retreat Center This is following the sendoff for Women’s Walk #150.   It will be in the Dining Room with the service held in there.  There will not be a meal.  Please consider bringing food agape for the walk.  Please bring this into the building after candlelight.


6:00 Babe Chick Meeting

6:00 Meals

7:00 to 8:00 Worship


Sept 5, Indiana Ave. Baptist Church, Lubbock, TX

Oct 3, Agape Methodist UMC, Lubbock, TX

Nov 7, Hope Lutheran, Lubbock, TX

Dec 5, Canyon Methodist UMC, TX

Phone Blast: Reminders occur on the first Wednesday of the month @ 11:00 am.  Donna Campbell is the phone blaster.  If you would like to receive this monthly reminder please contact her at 806-789-1008.

Board Members:  Please feel free to contact any board members with any questions you might have.


August 1-4, 2019 Women’s Walk #150, Shelly Walker

August 29 – 9/01 Young Women’s Chrysalis #45 Cindy Hunt

September 12 – 15 Young Men’s Chrysalis #37, Chad Grimes

September 19 – 27 Kairos Outside #18, Ronda Menefee

October 24 – 27 Women’s #151, Laurie McCabe

November 07 – 10, Kairos #42

De Colores,
Karen Cox