"The Apron"
(Author Unknown)

1-21-2010 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #623
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

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Story of the Week
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The Apron
(Author Unknown)

Remember making an apron in Home-Ec? I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses, and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears and, on occasion, was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks and, sometimes, half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big, old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, while Grandma bent over the hot wood stove. Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes. Grandma used to set her hot, baked apple pies on the window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now, trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron. I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron -- but love…

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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No matter how hard one may try to limit the Word of God to a scripture or to a text---irregardless of how true a revelation it may be---it cannot be done, because the Word of God is Ever in the process of eternal revelation.

(From: Solonia 5/2/2004– The Faith Garden TeaM)

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Even the simplest of Truths are of Supreme Value.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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