Saturday, March 1, 2014

All I Need to Know I Learned From My Chickens - Sermonette

The 1st Saturday of each month, we go to Homme Nursing Home.  Today, I was asked to give the sermonette.  I talked about chickens.  I found this poem - "All I Need to Know I Learned from My Chickens" - with each trait listed in this poem, I found a scripture that related to it.  I also read, The Little Red Hen.  I shared that with each stage the little hen stayed positive and kept on with her work.  That is how we all should be, regardless of our age - keep, working at whatever challenge comes our way.  I brought in one of my "stuffed" taxidermy chickens.  


Something really neat actually happened.  I bought my first "stuffed" chicken from a flea market.  I purchased it from my flea friend Diane.  I was so delighted today, to see Diane in the room.  I asked her how long she has been living at the home and she said since November.  I told her that I haven't seen her at any of our "visits."  She said that she usually didn't come to these types of things.  I told her how happy I was that she came today, as I was going to talk about chickens.  She remembered that I bought my first one from her.  When I pushed her back to her room, she told me that "we" just made her day.  How "it wasn't a coincidence that I went down to your service today."  I knew it wasn't.  I hugged her and told her that next month I was going to come and get her.   She was in tears and said "God bless you."  Oh I had such a great time today!  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin. 

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, thank you for sharing this sweet meet-up with diane and 'her' chicken. :)

Cher' Shots said...

I can only imagine the memories you conjured up for many of the people who raised chickens at one point in their lives. How awesome is that!
'love & hugs from afar'

Liz said...

What a God timed event! How wonderful that you do this each month!

Felecia Cofield said...

HI Jacky! What a wonderful experience for you both! Thank you for sharing such an uplifting time! May you have many more! Blessings from Bama!

Faye Henry said...

God is using you in such a special way, my dear.. God bless.. xo

Mary Ann said...

I don't know if I could take a stuffed hen and chicks... kind of makes me dizzy... but what a wonderful Sunday lesson, and the Lord meant for you to see Diane today!

Franklin Ritchie said...

You did a great job. You and Al are a blessing to Good Samaritan.