Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Arbor Day in Small Town Indiana

I cannot emphasize enough how important  planting a tree is.  As I drive down the road in Clayton, I see several older trees cut down for construction.  None are being replanted. 

One plants the tree, but the next one enjoys the shade.
-Chinese proverb

Meaning, we might be the ones to plant, and take care of the tree, and never get to enjoy it, but someone did the same thing for us once.  We need to do all we can to leave this world a better place than we found it. One simple, yet beautiful way is to plant a tree.

Eastern redbuds, magnolia, flowering dogwood are beautiful in the spring.  Many of the maples bring beautiful fall foliage, and evergreens provide color all the year round.

When you are all done, and hot and sweaty, stop by for a “root” beer float!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunrise Service

Easter Sunday many of the churches have special events planned.  First Baptist in Clayton has “Thorn” posters all over to advertise their special event.  

I will be doing well to get “das frat haus” clean, dressed, and to church on time, as my guys are only self-motivated to be outdoors and “muddy.”  

This is another reason Chippy’s is not open on Sunday.  Even God rested one day a week.  My love to S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, for taking the lead, and modeling how one can be a Christian and a successful business person.