May is the time of celebrations, with Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, BBQ, and unofficially the summer season begins. May brings in the spring flowers with the tulips in bloom.
Gearing up in May means getting ready for swimming. Opening pools at Memorial day and family gatherings like BBQ are the best days of the season. Oh, Welcome May! How I missed you all year. Glad you have returned and I’m looking forward to another great summer season.
The first Thursday in May, Americans pray for their nation and country with the National Day of Prayer. There are other festivities in May like Cinco de Mayo along with parades. Across the country in cities and towns the carnivals come back. May is the start of all things new.
It was a rough winter. Blizzard of 2011 hit the Midwest and buried us in a couple of feet of snow. The storms in the south and devastations caused by tornadoes have left many without their homes. Times are rough. We don’t know what the future brings. All we can do is have hope. We can take our faith, use it to lift up others in need and be a positive force in the lives around us.
These are the days we are creating memories for our children. Spending time with family and friends is uplifting. Welcome May! The best month of the year.
The National Day of Prayer is on May 5, 2011. Take a moment on this day and say a prayer.
Pray for your family, for your leaders, for your schools and for protection and wisdom. These are troubling days, we live under spiritual warfare.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life…. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” —Melody Beattie
Take some time this week, open your Bible, read the Psalms. Praise God for all that is good. Give him thanks for your blessings. Welcome May with a prayer.