Every Day Is A Blessing

Since Gorman’s clear MRI (thanks be to God) we took a little trip to Hilton Head Island, SC, one of our favorite places. We rented a condo overlooking the bay and marshes, lovely. We walked down the road to breakfast every morning. I do think that is Gorman’s favorite thing to do. Folks around Fairhope know that we go to breakfast every morning and read the paper. No big food fest, usually just toast and coffee but it’s another small pleasure in our life. Now I have digressed. Back to Hilton Head, we had fun riding bikes one day. We took walks and enjoyed driving around to look at all the impressive new homes built since we were last there. We are planning more travel before that July MRI.

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Fortunately, we were in Hilton Head when all the terrible rain and storms hit the Fairhope area; glad we missed that excitement. I think our town had about 16″ of rain so there was some flooding but we were not affected.

We are treasuring every wonderful, ordinary day. Most evenings we take a ride and usually end up watching the sunset over Mobile Bay. Every Thursday morning we attend the healing service at our church. It is a source of comfort and peace for us. It’s a small service, usually 15 people or so, held in the chapel. At the end of the service, we kneel at the alter rail and our priest approaches each person and one by one he says, “(person’s name), I anoint you with oil, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”, making the sign of the cross on your forehead. Then he places his hand on your head and says, “I lay my hand upon you and ask God’s blessing on you. I pray that He will fill you with his grace and that you will know the power of God’s healing love”. Isn’t that the most peace-producing blessing you could ever imagine? The oil he uses has the scent of cloves that lingers for a while afterwards, a reminder of that prayer.

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Posted on May 8, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. tommy and mel

    what a great joy and sense of God’s presence mel and I feel in your posts. thanks.

    tommy and mel

  2. Connie and Doug Cazort

    Thank you Beverly. What a beautiful post. You and Gorman are teaching all of us. Love and prayers to you and Gorman,
    Connie

  3. Jimmy & Karen

    WOW!! What a sunset! It’s beautiful!!
    Thank you for your faithfulness and reminding us that every day is truly a gift!! Take care! Karen & Jimmy

  4. Elaine Estefan

    Your blog reminds me of that wonderful hymn, thankfully you cannot hear me sing it! …….morning by morning new mercies I see, great is your faithfulness, Lord unto me. enjoy another day, it’s beautiful. Elaine

  5. Johnny Kinard

    Clear MRI’s is what we are looking for. Hilton Head must be a great place, glad ya’ll had a great time. From your description of the healing service at your church, it sounds like it might be an Episcopal Church. I am an ” Episcopal Lifer” and see where Miss. just selected a new Boshop to replace Duncan Gray III ( an Eta Sig about 4 years younger than we are. Reallly enjoy your newsletter. Take care. JK John M. Kinard Dogan, Wilkinson, Williams, Kinard, Smith & Edwards Pascagoula Office of Dogan & Wilkinson, PLLC P. O. Box 1618 Pascagoula, MS 39568 Telephone: 228-762-2272 Fax: 228-762-8246 Email: jkinard@dwwattorneys.com

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  6. That is just how we feel about our healing service. We try not to miss it each Thursday. And I am glad we see you both there each week. Love you guys.

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