Zephaniah 3:17 New Living Translation (NLT)
Sunday Morning, September 21
I made sure I had time to walk through Sam Rittenhouse’s orchard and garden following breakfast on Sunday morning.
Sam and Cerwin visited while I walked among the trees and flowers to enjoy the early fall beauty.
Sam could tell you the name and variety of every flower, berry, apple, pear, fig, and strawberry, but I can’t so I will just show you the pictures.
I think these flowers are his sister’s. She lives next door and they work together on their land.
I think I could walk through gardens every day of my life.
Maybe when I get to Heaven I will get that opportunity.
Psalm 143:8 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Saturday Evening, September 20
The 6:00 PM dinner concert began after the truck/car/cycle show.
The Fehr Family blessed us with pre-dinner concert.
Chaplain Allan Graham gave the invocation.
He serves on the chapel at the TA near Elkton, Maryland.
Following the meal Gospel Harmony Echoes presented a delightful concert.
I love their arrangements of good old Gospel music.
The two ladies have great harmony.
Chaplain Bunny O’Hare gave a ministry update (I forgot to take a picture) between their two sets of singing.
I enjoy visiting with our friends from this area, and it was nice to stay at Sam and Alice Rittenhouse’s house overnight – meaning we didn’t have to make the two-hour trip home late at night.
Look for pictures of Sam’s orchard tomorrow night.
3 John 1:11 Living Bible (TLB)
Saturday, September 20
We were invited to bring the International Mobile Chapel to TFC’s Bucks-Montgomery Truck/Car/Cycle Show and Banquet.
We enjoyed sharing the ministry with many visitors.
The show and banquet was held at Franconia Heritage parking lot.
Tomorrow night I will tell you about the banquet.
a life Jesus will be proud of:
bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all.
Philippians 1:9-11 The Message (MSG)
Friday, September 19
I heard the machinery before I saw them.
This is when I pray for those running tractors on top of the silage.
By the time I went to the motel to meet my blog friend, Donna, (from Virginia) the field below our house was finished.
We had a wonderful evening together – catching up on each others lives.
With many empty cornfields, it is certainly beginning to feel a bit like fall in our area.
the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
Psalm 117:2 New Living Translation (NLT)
Thursday, September 18
Because Mark and Diane were visiting from Maine, I thought it would be fun to have my siblings and their children here for a pizza supper so they could visit. (Mark and Diane had seen Cerwin’s family a few days earlier for Mother’s birthday party).
Abby came early and played Dominos with us and her parents.
I ordered ten pizzas!
My sister, Nancy, (right) and two of her daughters – Melissa (left) and Karen (center).
Please keep Melissa in your prayers. Earlier this summer she discovered a lump in one of her breasts. A mammogram discovered another one, and they tested malignant. A few days ago she had a double mastectomy and early reconstruction. Surgery went well, and she came home today. I am not aware that the surgeon has given a recommendation to have or not have radiation or chemo.
Amy (another daughter of my sister) is baking whoopee pies and cupcakes for a school fundraiser, so I ordered some for dessert.
They are amazing. I especially liked the snicker doodle ones.
There was a nice variety of delicious cupcakes.
I had so much fun visiting that I forgot to take any more pictures.
Mark and Diane left the next morning – to continue their anniversary trip. They visited a specialty store in Connecticut and went to the top of Mt. Washington on the cog railroad before going home to Maine.
It was so much fun having them here for a few days. I was disappointed that I didn’t get a picture of our 4 children and their spouses as it was the first time they were all 8 together in two and a half years.