Preparing for Sunday, and Saturday Supper with Nsimba and Elizabeth

Saturday Evening, September 9

Later in the afternoon Diane went outside to get green beans for Sunday lunch.

While she finished gathering beans, I went to her basement pantry to show you her canning shelves.

Outside again – their Mexican Heather is beautiful

She filled her bucket.

Cerwin and I soon had the beans snapped for a Sunday lunch dish for the fellowship meal at their church.

While we snapped the beans, Diane prepared a fresh peach dessert for the fellowship meal.

I liked how the evening sun captured these items in their kitchen window.

Elizabeth and Nsimba invited Mark, Diane, Cerwin and me to their place for supper.

Mark drove there directly from work.

They prepared a delicious fish and rice meal.

We had a delightful evening.

Mark and Diane’s Backyard and Garden

Saturday Afternoon – September 9

Driving home from our visit to the Local Market and Café in Brunswick (yesterdays post). The trees were just beginning to change colors.

Love this chainsaw carving in Mark and Diane’s neighborhood

It was a beautiful afternoon, so I took lots of pictures in their backyard garden. Notice their composting box.

The Catholic church on the hill behind their house.

Parsley

Okra

Greek Oregano

Mint

Carrots

An interesting kind of cucumber

Rosemary

Basil

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More tomorrow evening

Shopping and Lunch with Diane and Hannah – Brunswick, Maine

Saturday Morning, September 9

Before going out for lunch, we decided to stop at Rite Aid Pharmacy where Elizabeth works – to see her and get something for Mark.

Cerwin took this cell phone photo before Elizabeth noticed us.

We were early enough to do some shopping in downtown Brunswick.

We planned to meet Hannah at noon.

Our lunch stop was at the Local where Lydia began working earlier in the week.

Lydia knew we were coming, so was not surprised to see us.

We learned that Hannah overslept and would be coming later, so we ordered our lunch. Hannah gets up very early – like 2:30 am – to milk cows. She decided to take a nap before meeting us.:)

Hannah and Lydia share an apartment on the farm.

Cerwin’s quiche. Looks like spinach.

Diane’s wrap and soup

My lobster quiche

We didn’t have to wait too long on Hannah

Her sandwich

Thinking.

Smiling

Diane

I love the ambiance and supplies in this market and café.

I enjoy crackers, so made this purchase.

We also like homemade bread that is full of grain and seeds, so I also purchased this.

It was a delightful morning.

Traveling to Maine

Friday, September 8

Oh, what a beautiful morning to leave for a road trip.

Eight hours later we were crossing the bridge into Maine.

Before long we were seeing familiar views that we have learned to love as we travel to Mark and Diane’s place.

Then, best of all, we got to see our oldest daughter. We had to wait a bit longer to hug Mark as he was still on the road – trucking.

I LOVE what they have done with their back yard.

Some of the boxes cover tree stumps – from trees that had to be cut down.

Diane said that marigolds are supposed to reject bugs on the vegetables.

It was fun to walk around their yard on a beautiful evening and capture a few photos.

Mark was going to get home late, so we decided to go to Franks, a new restaurant in their area.

It was a good choice. I’d go back there in a minute to get another dish of their Vegetable Primavera.

Dutch Apple with Dustan and Jenna

Wednesday, September 6

What fun to spend an evening with Dustan and Jenna at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.

It was Jenna’s choice for her 2017 birthday gift.

We enjoyed delicious food and catching up on their lives.

My Pina colada. Yum!

Our view of the stage during dinner.

A pretty light fixture above us

We saw the Broadway musical – Pippin.

A story of a young man who was searching for happiness and fulfilment.

My favorite song was Take Time…

Time to take time, cause spring will turn to fall in just no time at all….

My favorite part of the evening…

Time with Dustan and Jenna. 🙂

An Attitude of Celebration

An Attitude of Celebration

Doris High

I often think about the attitude of celebration during holidays, birthdays, and events that bring cause for celebration – and the many who refuse to celebrate.

However, what triggered this article was reading the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15:28 when the older son refused to celebrate.

I’ve read and heard that story since I was a child, but this time I saw it with new “eyes.”

I always knew the prodigal came home, that the father was ecstatic with joy, and that the older brother was angry, but I never realized that the older brother would not even come into the house.

He was the only one not having a good time!

The family’s celebration did not stop because of the older son’s bitterness and stubbornness.

The older I grow, the more I realize that the world is full of selfish, unhappy people who won’t go to a celebration because someone hurt them.

However, the family, church, business, or ministry celebration goes on.

You can refuse to go to a certain church because someone hurt you

But the church will go on.

You are the loser.

You can refuse to go to a family dinner or celebration

But the family will go on.

You are the loser.

You can leave a business or ministry because of anger or bitterness

But the business and ministry will go on

You are the loser.

God is planning a large celebration someday – in Heaven

The Supper of the Lamb

Those who choose to follow Him will celebrate with Him

The celebration will go on

With our without you!