The other day I noticed there were lots of butterflies fluttering around the butterfly bush.
and remain innocent when it comes to evil. If you do this, the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet soon. Romans 16:19-20 (The Voice)
I planned to take several photos at the Hershey Reunion on Sunday, but forgot about it until most of the people had gone home.
We had enough seats for 57. They were all full, plus a few people sat outside in lawn chairs.
The predicted thunderstorms did not hit our area. We did have a bit of drizzle at lunchtime.
I enjoy family reunions.
who know how to praise you. They walk in the light of your presence, O Lord. Psalm 89:15 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
Saturday, July 27
The diner is about half way between our houses.
This event closes Main Street (Barbara to New Haven St. and Marietta Ave to Henry Street) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Photos by Cerwin with his Coolpix.
Stephen Weber, http://www.dailyencouragement.net, a friend of ours and the O’Hare’s stopped in to visit.
I needed to do some shopping and get things ready for a large family reunion the next day.
are the lives of his followers. He cares when they face death. Psalm 116:15 (Easy-to-Read Version)
She fought a valiant fight against cancer.
My heart is not breaking for her, because I know she is rejoicing with the Lord.
My heart is breaking for Gerald, their sons Darvin and Kerry, their daughter-in-law, Kellie, and their grandchildren Kelby and Harrison. My heart is breaking for her mother, sister, brother, and extended family. My heart is breaking for Gerald’s siblings and extended family. My heart is breaking for us and each of her friends.
Gerald’s parents and my parents were good friends, so I have not known life without him in it. I met Joanne in seventh grade when our local grade schools came together at Manheim Central High School.
Joanne’s and my friendship began when we double-dated. It developed into an even stronger relationship after we both married in the fall of 1963. We have laughed and cried together, visited in each others homes, traveled, camped, and attended our children’s weddings.
Our birthdays are the same month – mine February 8, hers February 10.
She was an excellent cook and skilled gardener.
I was blessed to have her as a friend and know I will see her again – in Heaven – but earth is going to be a bit emptier without her.
and continue to learn, and an understanding person will gain direction. Proverbs 1:5 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
Saturday, July 20 to Friday, July 26
Our grandson Josh had faithfully mowed our yard each week, but the bird feeders were empty and there were lots of weeds. (I took this picture after filling the bird feeders and pulling most of the weeds.)
The day helped us ignore the fact that our vacation was over.
By Wednesday afternoon Cerwin had pulled all the loose ends together from the trip, cleaned a malfunctioning air conditioner on the Harrisburg Chapel, and began ordering supplies for the next chapel – for Hudson, Wisconsin.
By that time I made it through the mail and emails, prepared two newsletters, the prayer calendar, and individual Highway News for the post office.
On Thursday morning John and Kathy Diffenderfer and two of their children (Janessa and Jason) helped us label 2,800+ Highway News. Cerwin took it (16 mail bags) and Chaplain Jerry Pike’s newsletter to the post office just before lunch.
I felt that we had made good progress.
We spent the next three hours weed eating, pulling weeds, and mowing yard in preparation for two weekend picnics at the pavilion behind our house
I will tell you about the other picnic in another entry.
how to encourage each other to show love and to do good things. Hebrews 10:24 (GOD’S WORD Translation)