The brief shower we had on Saturday was just a tease, but hopefully well have some more substantial rain this week. I know the temperatures will be dropping, and I for one, cant wait!
My niece Ashley Cerney and her oldest son Noah, came up for the weekend. The last time she was here, we started a cleaning project and it was time to finish it up. We spent most of Saturday cleaning, sorting, rearranging and throwing away some trash. It felt very good to get a lot done. We also took a little walk each night with the full moon to light our path; it was very refreshing.
Celebrating birthdays this last week of October are Willard Jordan on the 27th, Jimmie Hitzfelder on the 29th, and Tad Leifeste on the 30th. Early next week, the first week of November, Willie Mae Bauer celebrates on the 1st and Jan Jordan on the 2nd. I hope you all have a lovely birthday celebration.
Please keep Andrew Kothmann, Nathaniel Jordan, Etta Marie Mutschink, Pearl Leifeste, Anna Grace Durst and Jane Krause in your prayers. Please keep Daddy in your thoughts as well; he has another treatment for his kidney stones on Wednesday. We appreciate the prayers and kind thoughts more than I can ever say.
There will be a 5th Sunday service on October 31st at the Lutheran Church at 7 p.m.
This last month hasnt been easy. I have tried to take my fears and concerns to God, and I have seen His hand at work, but still its been hard to bear some days. This afternoon (Sunday), while Daddy rested and we stayed home from church, I was seeking comfort. I found it in Psalms143:3-9.
For the enemy has pursued and persecuted my soul, he has crushed my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in dark places as those who have been long dead.
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed and faints within me; my heart within my bosom grows numb.
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I ponder the work of Your hands.
I spread forth my hands to You; my soul thirsts after You like a thirsty land. Selah.
Answer me speedily, O Lord, for my spirit fails; hide not Your face from me, lest I become like those who go down into the pit.
Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning, for on You do I lean and in You do I trust. Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my inner self to You.
Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; I flee to You to hide me.
Find joy and comfort in the joys of the past as you walk through the difficulties of today. The Lord will deliver us.