Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Happy May Day!  Hopefully by the time you are reading this, all the light snow and cold weather we have been having will have moved on.  May is one of my favorite months.  It is not one of my favorite months because it is also my birthday month.  Typically in May, the weather is nicer, and we are able to get out more.  However, I do remember a birthday party before I was 6, in which I had to wear a coat over my pretty new dress.  So like any other young girl, I cried for most of the party.  

May also has some pretty amazing holidays.  With Easter coming early this year, that means Ascension Day (10th), Pentecost (20th) and Holy Trinity (27th) all fall within May this year.  Of course there is also May Day (1st), National Day of Prayer (3rd), Cinco de Mayo (5th), Derby Day (5th), Mothers’ Day (13th), Memorial Day (28th) and my personal favorite since it does fall on my birthday (May 4) is Star Wars Day.  May the 4th be with you! 

May is the month, that I can remind my husband Don that he is a decade older than I am. 

I can say that since I was born in the 60’s (1960) and he was born in the 50’s (1959). 

His comeback is that our age difference is not a decade, but only 409 days. 

May 6th is also World Laughter day.  On behalf of that day, I am adding my favorite bible passages on joy.  I pray this article brings a little of that into your lives.

With Christ’s Love,

Pastor Laura


Job 8:21
God will yet fill your mouth with laughter
and your lips with shouts of joy.


Luke 15:7
Just so, I tell you,
there will be more joy in heaven
over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine righteous persons

who need no repentance.


Psalms 66:1
Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;

Psalms 30:5b
Weeping may linger for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.


Psalms 51:12
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and sustain in me a willing spirit.

John 15:11
I have said these things to you
so that my joy may be in you,
and that your joy may be complete.


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