Mountain Top Party Line

Ivalien Reynolds

The weather for February has been feeling like winter with frigid temperatures. I find cold weather doesn’t bother me too much unless the wind is blowing hard and that’s cold-cold.
It surely was good to get back to the Revelation study with Joe Cerino. I’m happy to report that Joe is feeling much better and is looking great.
Providence United Methodist Church had a busy weekend with their country breakfast and then Sub Sunday, which was quite successful and a lot of hard work. They made 400 subs, and they were big and delicious. Proceeds go to worthwhile projects in the community.
Days aren’t easy without Marilyn, but I’m trying, and I’m doing better. “Sandy Man” is being well taken care of. Mary Ann went back to Washington, D.C., and I miss her a lot. She is an interesting person.
Thanks to everyone who sent me Valentine cards. They were pretty and really did brighten my days. Do you remember the Valentine boxes we had in school for Valentine’s Day with homemade valentines along with some store-bought ones. It was a fun day.
The Men’s Ministry really cooked up a delicious meal on Wednesday night: green beans, corn, chicken patty and rolls. It was good to be back on track for the Wednesday night meal after the bad weather.
What a pleasant surprise when Beverly Woody and dog Jack came to the food ministry on Wednesday afternoon! She brought me a gift certificate to Elizabeth’s Pizza and a monetary donation plus cans for the Patrick Springs Soup Kitchen. What a blessing! Van and Donna Rowe were so pleased. We all enjoyed seeing Jack. He’s a beautiful dog.
I enjoyed a visit with Doug and Gaynelle Hullet on Wednesday. Thanks for remembering Sandy Man also. He loves company.
On Thursday morning I opened the door and there was a beautiful Valentine cake on the porch along with a card. What a wonderful surprise. Thanks to Connie Greer for brightening my day.
Household hint: In many recipes, salt can be cut back or even eliminated without greatly affecting the taste. Experiment with recipes at home using less salt each time and using low sodium substitutes.

1 small box spaghetti
1 lb. ground beef
1 jar spaghetti sauce
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook spaghetti; drain; brown ground beef and drain excess fat. Add sauce to ground beef. Simmer until hot. Mix spaghetti and meat sauce and pour into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Cover with mozzarella cheese and place pepperoni evenly on cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted. Cool slightly before serving.
Food for thought
Remember, prayer is the bridge between panic and peace.

These two special young men were caught on camera in a time of prayer. In front is Hody Jones; next is Landon George.
These two special young men were caught on camera in a time of prayer. In front is Hody Jones; next is Landon George.

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