Time for chicken pies

Welcome to another week!

I hope you stayed safe during last Wednesday’s snow and ice storm. The ice falling from the sky transfixed my kids. Like so many things ice storms are cool to watch but scary to experience.

Fallowfield United Methodist cooks met on Friday, February 7, to cook chicken for the chicken pie sale on Saturday, February 8. A big crowd of cooks worked together to make pies for this annual mission fundraiser.

The process is similar to making a fruit pie, but the filling and crust is very different. A biscuit crust made with whole milk and chicken and gravy makes a different pie than what you can buy at the Crawford County Fair. But I think the warm, flaky crust and hearty chicken and gravy is perfect for winter days.

One missionary who receives chicken pie profits is Bea Klingensmith. She is a former Hartstown resident and has been a missionary to Brazil for many years.

Kennard United Methodist Church is collecting used Christmas cards for Bea and her helpers to repurpose into book markers and wall hangings.

If you would like to donate some, please email me at clindsay0406[@]zoominternet.net and I can get those to Kennard United Methodist.

Are you excited about the Winter Olympics? I’d never heard of Sochi before this year, so I looked it up online.

Sochi is located on the coast of the Black Sea in the extreme southwest part of Russia.

What is your favorite sport? I like watching speed skating and ski jumping, especially the aerial jumping. It thrills me to watch athletes compete at this level. I can imagine the rush of excitement they must feel when they swoosh around the ice rink and spin through the sky.

I wonder: Do athletes ask God for help before they compete? Do they thank him after they’re done? The God who designed the body to skate and ski is absolutely worthy of our praise. Psalm 139 comes to mind. “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (KJV)

Have a wonderful week. Blessings!