Meridian Star


March 30, 2014

Friendship Garden Club

MERIDIAN —     On March 4, 2014, the Friendship Garden Club met at the home of Karen Scott for their March meeting.  Karen welcomed members and Kay Smith, President of the club, led them in the Collect. A devotion and prayer was given by Edna Earle Tedder. The caption of the devotion was “I remember my mother’s prayers, and they have followed me. They have clung to me all my life. I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I ask of him.” — I Samuel, 1:27.

    Abraham Lincoln is not the only president who paid tribute to his mother’s faith.  President Ronald Reagan  was reverential about his mother, calling her “one of the kindliest persons I’ve ever known.”  After the assassination attempt on President Reagan’s life in March, 1982, he spoke of his mother in a letter: “I found myself remembering that my mother’s strongest belief was that all things happen for a reason.  She would say that we may not understand the why of such things, but if we accept them and go forward, we find down the road a ways there was a reason and that everything happened for the best.  Her greatest gift to me was an abiding and unshakeable faith in God. There are many things that a child does not remember. He rarely remembers every scraped knee or every home-cooked meal, but what he tends to remember  are character traits of a parent and the way they manifested themselves in a pattern of consistency.”

    Make prayer a daily habit and let your child hear you praying for him. He may not remember each and every prayer, but he will remember you as a praying person. That example will never depart from him.

    After the devotion a roll call  and minutes of the last meeting were read. A short business session was held and a discussion about the upcoming road trip was held.

    Gayther Dearman gave a report on plants that are beautiful. One was the poppy which she said is  a versatile show stopping plant. Several varieties exist ranging from the big bold Chinese poppy which can grow as tall as four feet to the demure Alpine Poppy topping out at ten inches. Poppies are tough and easy to grow plants that can tolerate drought and thrive in any well-drained soil.  One important thing is to deadhead the poppy flowers as the blooms fade and wilt. The poppy plant has gained in popularity around our area lately.

    Members were invited to enjoy refreshments and tour the home decorated in green for St Patrick’s Day.  Kay Smith and Karen Scott were co-hostesses.


Reported by Lana Booker

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