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Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Special Day!!!!!

This Sunday our church family honored our family with a special Pastor's Appreciation Day. From the moment we walked into the church this morning, we were surprised. While we knew there would be a guest speaker today, we didn't know who it would be. I was so happy when I walked in this morning and saw Dr. L.V. Rigney and Sister Rigney. This couple served as my pastor for most of my life, and they have been our mentors in the ministry. We were honored that they would come to make our day special. Brother Rigney delivered a great sermon and Sister Rigney blessed the church with a special song. I have always loved hearing Sister Rigney sing and it was an honor to accompany her on the piano (it was like old times!)

We were also proud to have our mothers in church with us this Sunday (it was also Grandparents' Day). My cousin, Laura, was also able to be in service with us. Below is a picture of my Mom and Laura. Somehow I didn't get a picture of Danny's mom today (so sorry!)
The entire service was so well-planned and special. The Praise Team chose our favorite hymns and several people spoke and said sweet things that made us cry a little and laugh a little. The church blessed us with a love offering and a trip for me and Danny to Eureka Springs! I am so excited. Danny has never seen the Passion Play. We plan to go in October. I am sure that will be another blog entry.
After service, the ladies had prepared a delicious meal with the most wonderful desserts you can imagine. I know that the ladies worked long and hard to plan and prepare the meal. The fellowship hall was decorated in purple (Danny and I love purple!). At the center of the dessert table was a chocolate Razorback cake. If you read my last blog entry, you know that my husband loves the Razorbacks. Well, he also LOVES chocolate, so he was literally in "Hog Heaven".
It was a wonderful day with our family and church family! If you had a special part in this day, thank you so much. You made us feel so special!!! A special thanks to Sister Sherry for playing photographer all day.

I hope you all have a great week!


  1. Have fun in Eureka Springs! We love the Passion Play! October will be a beautiful month to be there!


  2. What an awesome honor!!! Congratulations on the trip to Eureka Springs...the Passion Play is awesome and you will have perfect weather in October. Bonus...the changing of the leaves...can't get any better than that!

  3. I am sooo glad you enjoyed your day. Couldn't think of anyone else that deserved it more.