Do you remember the anti-drug commercial in the 80's? It showed a sizzling skillet; the voiceover said, "This is drugs." An egg was cracked and dropped into the skillet. As the edges started to brown and the egg bubbled and spit hot butter, the voice said, "This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" These days, I feel like I could make a similar commercial, only with a scrambled egg and these words, "This is grief. This is your brain on grief. Any questions?" As I make this journey of loss, these days of mourning my mother, I have to function well enough to get some important things done. Some days, I do okay. Others, I experience my scrambled brain making a lot of mistakes. I know this will get better with time but for now, I sometimes feel unsteady of soul, mind and body. So many of you understand this feeling, because you have lost someone whom you cherished. Thank you for walking this path with me, for forgiving my mistakes and confusion. Thank you for reminding me that God is right here with us, telling us that we are not alone and gently reminding us to look upon one another with love.
Well, this is embarrassing. I made a mistake in trying to correct my first mistake. The correct time for visitation for Chick Fox's family is this Sunday, July 31, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Gardner Funeral Home. We keep Linda and her family in our prayers as they mourn the death of this much-loved man.
Since this is Floydfest weekend and some people may want to go to the festival, we will have one joint worship service this coming Sunday, August 31, at 10:30 am at St. Mark in Willis.
We have one more Sunday to bring school supplies to church. These supplies will be used to equip young learners throughout Floyd County. If you would like to bring supplies to St. Mark on Sunday, they will be taken to the school board office. Thank you to those who have already donated so generously to this cause.
Tomorrow is the last day of packing bags for the summer backpack program. Thanks to all who have helped with this project and a special thanks to Billy and Ginny Gardner for heading the project up!
Thank you to Walt Way for replacing Zion's sign at the corner of 221 and Christiansburg Pike!
"Here are your waters and your watering place. Drink and be whole again beyond confusion." - Robert Frost