I hope you will say a prayer of thanksgiving today. It has been two years since Penny’s peaceful departure into God’s hands. I thought a picture of Penny Jane with an incredible giant cookie cake would be appropriate. She loved life, her family, people, chocolate, cookies, and all of you in particular. So, remember and let her life continue to inspire you and you may want to venture back into her blog for inspiration.
Another wonderful mark of this anniversary: the Presbytery’s Penny Hill Impact Fund awarded a number of grants last week from proceeds from sale of the Open Door Community property. This includes large grants to the Atlanta Children’s Shelter (Nicholas is on the Board), The Samaritan Center and Women’s Shelter at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta where Penny was family minister for 16 years, and the Buckhead Christian Ministry for housing for the poor in which my church is partnered. I believe their were other significant gifts and we thank God for the continued impact Penny is having for the poor and for justice causes in our community.
I’ll also remind you of the Winship 5k that is held next Saturday, Oct 13th and encourage you to support Mike & Lindsey Thame’s Team to continue the battle to cure cancer: http://emory.convio.net/site/TR/5KRun/Winship5k?team_id=1754&pg=team&fr_id=1130.
Remember to Live, Love, Laugh and give God the glory!