Mountain Top Party Line – April 26th, 2017

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I’ve been going through a lot of old pictures and came across this one of the Hikers Club on the mountain. We were hiking from Lovers’ Leap to Greasy Bend to get work done on a large hole that was taking part of the roadway. To the far left is Bernice Irvin, Ivalien Reynolds, and Nellie Wiser. I’m not sure of the others’ names. VDOT repaired the road soon after this hike. I couldn’t do that now. Maybe down again, but not up.

The weather for Easter weekend was so beautiful. At church, the cantata “I Will Embrace the Cross” was really spiritual and had a great meaning. Pastor Ben and the choir worked really hard. Thank you for a wonderful service.

After church, I enjoyed lunch at Charles and Gloria Biggs’ home.

I was saddened by the death of a very special gentleman in our community. Noel Honeyman was so caring and kind, and had a smile for everyone. I will never forget him. My love and heartfelt sympathy go to the family.

“Bod 4 God” is meeting again at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Pastor Ben makes it very interesting and fun.

When I went to the soup kitchen on Tuesday, they were working in the garden—and the kitchen was busy. It was nice to see Adam there. He’s right at home when he’s cooking. He loves to cook.

Keep Linda Roberts and Arlene Shough in your prayers at this time.

We were thankful to get some rain. It was getting dry. The Lord is always on time, isn’t he?

I was happy to get to hear SwiftCreek sing at the Patrick County Music Association. They do great Gospel singing.

The hummingbirds are coming around now and checking everything out and then the scouts will go and get the others. Smart birds!

Mark the calendar for the movie “The Jesus Film” Sunday, April 30, at 6 p.m. at Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church. Translation is in 700 languages, and it has been viewed by 5 billion people. You will not want to miss this.

Miss Claudine Wood enjoys cards and company and likes her therapist a lot.

Please put Ron Henderson’s sister on your prayer list at this time. She is very sick.

I enjoyed talking with Curtis McBride the other day. We had a good conversation.

Mary Ann called from D.C. and said they had a beautiful Easter service at her church. She also said they really need some rain there as the water levels are low. I’m glad we can stay in touch. That way I can tell her what’s happening and then I find out all the things happening in D.C.

Hint for hot dogs, sweet and sour:

1 cup French’s mustard

1 cup grape jelly

1 lb. hot dogs, cut into 1-inch slices

Mix mustard and grape jelly. Add the hot dogs and simmer. Serve hot.

BLACK FOREST CAKE

Thanks to Frances Smart for her and her mother’s recipe for Black Forest Cake (French) recipe. They came up with this version.

1 pkg. Devil’s Food cake mix

1 can cherry pie filling

1 large container Cool Whip

Bake the cake mix in two layers. Let cool and take out of the pan. Level off if needed. Cut 2 layers in half and place on cake plate. Put 2 Tbsp. cherry pie filling in the center of the plate. Then be sure the Cool Whip is around the cherry pie filling and repeat as needed. Some people may put Cool Whip in first if they prefer to do so. Let set and be sure to refrigerate. Sounds good for a hot day.

Food for thought:
The world is full of Scrooge-like people who want us to join them in their misery. Our job is not to join them—but love them.