It's been so beautiful these past weeks. The sun shines so bright and warm during the day, and the nights cool off so fast and refreshing after dark.
My niece Ashley Cerney came up early last week for a visit. The first night, we were sitting on the front porch, enjoying the weather when I suggested we take a walk. She looked at me strangely but agreed. We didnt go far, maybe just fifty feet from the house but away from the few lights of the house, and she looked up. Wow! is what she said. She lives in Pleasanton but even there, the lights from the city obscure the perfect gift God had on display for us that night. There were so many stars in the sky, it was really beautiful. The next night she was the one who suggested we take that walk. We even took chairs so we could sit under the canopy of stars and just revel in the majesty of God's gift.
Birthday wishes this week go out to Tennille Kothmann and Jared Hudson on the 20th, Sam and Maribelle Hoerster's granddaughter Madison Cano on the 21st, Laird Palmer on the 22nd, Taylor Slocum on the 23rd, Seth Hudson and Roger and Tyra Jordan's granddaughter Laura Jordan on the 25th. Wishing you all the happiest of days with many more to come.
Art Methodist Church is having a work day on the 23rd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Please come and donate your time, theres a job for everyone.
On October 24, the Art Methodist Church will be taking our yearly picture. Be there at 10:30 a.m. wearing your sweetest smile.
Please keep Andrew Kothmann, Pearl Leifeste, Etta Marie Mutschink, Anna Grace Durst and Jane Krause in your prayers. I know prayer works, and these lovely people deserve them.
Weve been on a interesting road to recovery this week, Daddy and I. Two times we've had to make early morning trips to the ER in Llano but I think we're beyond the hard part of his healing from surgery. We have another doctor's appointment later this week and hopefully we'll be able to close this chapter.
One of my favorite passages in the Bible is from 1John3:18, Little children, let us not love (merely) in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).
I always hear what a good daughter I am for coming down here from Baltimore and staying for extended visits but to me, it's just natural, it's what I want to do, where I want to be. I think love is more than just telling people we love them, it's showing that love with our actions. It's like paying attention to things our friends and loved ones like and finding things that will make them happy. It's loving others the way God loves us. Completely.