I LIKE THAT my sister, Julie, was voted Volunteer of the Year, twice! She lives in Turner Valley, which she refers to as a ‘cowboy town’ in southern Alberta. Her passion for Christ is her glory along with her strong work ethic. Some might say that she is burdened with Epilepsy while others who know her dismiss the restrictions that apply to the disease and see a woman who is dedicated to her children, her family at large, and her friends. She has a strong singing voice and sings like no one is listening but the people in her church are paying attention and ask her to belt out Christian tunes at weddings, christenings, funerals and praise to God.
My sister inspires me to pursue good character and deeds. Her upright character, virtuous acts, like donating her hand-made crafts to seniors, is purposeful and simple.
I am inspired to share with you today’s reading from ‘Reciting the Versus of God”.
“The fruits of the tree of man have ever been and are goodly deeds and a praiseworthy character. Withhold not these fruits from the heedless. If they be accepted, your end is attained, and the purpose of life is achieved. If not, leave them in their pastime of vain disputes.” Baha’u’llah
|Julie and her surroundings|
|Susan, Julie and Marc|
|Julie, Rose and Susan|