Monday Morning, October 19
Sunday, October 11
Sam Rittenhouse (right), Assistant Director of Pastoral Care for Chaplains, shared some experiences of his contact with the chaplains during the past year.
These friends are a great blessing to us..
Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17
These pictures were taken two weeks ago – when the leaves in our woodlot were just beginning to change.
Saturday, October 10
Maybe this would be a good time to update you on our chapel locations. Permanent chapels stay at truck stops and are staffed with trained chaplains and volunteers. TFC is currently serving truckers and the trucking industry with seven chapels in Canada, two in Moscow, Russia, two in Zambia, Africa (Chirundu Border Crossing and Kazungula Ferry Crossing), and ministry at Paranaguá Port, Brazil. There are twenty-eight chapels in the USA and ten areas where ministry is being held inside the truck stop. That means we have fifty areas of ministry in the country – plus the mobile rig that we take to churches, truck shows, and chapter meetings. We also have staff who minister in truck terminals and truck driver training schools.
Friday Evening, October 9
I was concerned that our trees were going to loose all their leaves before the beautiful fall colors arrived. But you will notice in future posts that we still had plenty of leaves during the height of autumn colors.
Grandma and Grandpa were in their “glory” when we discovered that the four youngest boys in our lives were coming to stay for the evening.
Our great-grandson, Anthony, wandered around and enjoyed our toys for quite awhile – until he walked by the door that his mother and gone through earlier in the evening. The result was a short meltdown.
I took him outside for a walk to distract him, and then turned on the BABY Channel to see if that occupied his mind. It did – for one hour! 🙂 He loved all the colors, counting, and little person activity – and Great-grandpa loved the cuddling.
Meanwhile our three youngest grandchildren enjoyed root beer floats and taking turns racing cars on the Xbox in the man cave.
Their dads were on a spiritual camping journey in the Adirondacks with several other men – most from our church – and their moms were having an evening together.
Boys fascinate me! Sometime after 8:00 PM the three oldest decided they were hungry for pancakes. 🙂 Thankfully, I had some ready-made ones in the freezer. They were also a hit with Anthony. He kept using his baby sign-language to tell me he wanted “more”.
Anthony’s local grandma came for him at bedtime. It’s nice that those grandparents, and Nate, Abby, and Anthony live less than two miles from us.
A few days later – Thursday, October 15 – when the evening sun was shining on our trees, and the neighbor had just created some very large bales, I went outside to look for some photo ops.