Archive for April 9th, 2022

Loving and Just


Written by Becky Jessen.

The first person I think of when I hear “loving and just” is my dear grandmother. She was one of ten children (9 girls and 1 boy) born on a small farm in south-central Pennsylvania. Since they were poor, she was “hired out” at age 8 to a wealthy family in the city. She was let go at age 9 because she ate half of a strawberry while fixing a lunch for others. She then was moved to another family. All her life she “made do” and never ever complained. She was always the first to take something from the garden or bake something for someone in need. She was never resentful, but always uplifting in her quiet respectful way. She taught by her example all five of her grandchildren her deep faith in her loving, righteous God. Even at the end of her life, she was singing her favorite hymns with my sister. In my opinion, she was the epitome of kind, loving, and just. I strive to be like her.


This prayer is a traditional Celtic blessing.

May you have

Walls for the wind

And a roof for the rain,

And drinks bedside the fire

Laughter to cheer you

And those you love near you,

And all that your heart may desire


Wonderful Words of Life:   Performed by Fountainview Academy

The hymn was written by the American revivalist song leader Philip Bliss (1838-1876).

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