By Ralphine Major

Even in a year of pandemic recovery, the time seems to be flying by!

We have just celebrated the all-important Fourth of July holiday, and Christmas is actually just over five months away.  Signs are plentiful that the long-awaited holiday is on the horizon.  There are advertisements promoting Christmas in July sales.  Christmas-themed movies being shown during the month of July.  Some merchants are even stocking shelves with red ribbons and wreaths, ornaments, tinsel, and decorations.

One of the most beautiful sights of Christmas is the Christmas cactus, though we must wait a little while longer for its arrival.  Much like the traditional Christmas tree, the Christmas cactus is commonly seen in homes and businesses.  As Christmas nears, its long green stems burst forth with delicate red blooms that often have a hint of pink.  Sometimes, a Christmas cactus may last for years or even decades; and though the flowering plant only blooms during the Christmas season, it is well worth the wait to see and enjoy!

Words of Faith: “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13 (KJV)