It was lovely while it lasted! That warm sunshine Wednesday!

Things are getting pretty in my yard - the tree rose with deep pink blooms, my favorite giant white iris and the apple trees in full bloom.

A lovely sight - but I need to find a way to keep those pesky masked bandits away from them this year - they spirited every apple away last year. And I was so looking forward to those Macouns! If you have never had one, you have no idea what a treat you are missing! A cross between MacIntosh and Cortland, they are wonderful.

But that's all just wishing - and the good things in the wind today are faith and music.

andbull; Today is the day for the Church of Christ Rally. If you plan on going, you have hopefully made your RSVP, as organizers requested, because there will be lunch provided.

Three speakers and worship in song from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It sounds like a great day!

andbull; Wednesday there will be a special concert at the Redwoods Family Worship Center.

James and Starla Dean, who have been part of the Gaither Homecoming Choir, will make for a very enjoyable program starting at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge, but a love offering will be taken.

andbull; Sunday night is Variety Night at the New Life Community Church on 2nd and D. Starting at 6 p.m., there will be music, poetry, readings - folks sharing talent and interests. All are welcome.

andbull; There will be a series of meetings focusing on a new way of looking at the book of Revelation at the Seventh-day Adventist Church from May 3 to 11 at 7 p.m. each evening.

"Follow the Lamb" will focus on the ethical teachings of Jesus. All are welcome. For further information, call 464-2738.

To contact Martha Williams, call 460-3000, or email