It seems like Fall has decided to show its cool, windy head! These cool, crisp nights and mornings have been wonderful for sleeping. Here’s hoping this Fall will have a lot more days like the last few, but with the addition of much needed rain.I’m “filling in” this week for Kathy Jordan who is under the weather. I hope she’s feeling better soon.Celebrating birthdays this week are Jan Jordan and my brother, Bob Leifeste on the 2nd and Stuart Jordan on the 3rd. Hope y’all have a great day with many more birthdays to come.Prayers were asked for Kathy Jordan’s mom, Deloris Wilson, Paul Toeppich, Kenneth Durst and Charlie Morris. Also keep the folks that are in a nursing home or house bound in your thoughts and prayers: Anna Grace Durst, Johnita Bohmfalk, Pearl Leifeste, Dick Pierson and Etta Marie Mutschink. The Art Men’s Choir sang “Down by the Jordan”, it was really lovely.Until our soldiers are safely home, we still need to keep them in our thoughts and prayers. We can never thank them enough for the service they provide for us. Remember Stuart Jordan, Amanda Adams, Taylor Slocum, Kyle Pierce, Matt Krause and Josh Calhoun. Speaking of our soldiers, my nephew Kyle Pierce has been home for the last two weeks before heading back to his ship on Tuesday and his next tour of duty. He can’t really say where he’s going but he knows that all our best wishes go with him.On Sunday, October 30th, my dad celebrated his birthday with some of the family. My sister, Pam and her husband Robert Pierce, nephew Kyle, my brother Bob Leifeste and Ruby Toeppich all had lunch with us and shared much laughter and some homemade birthday cake. My husband called while we were out but left a message. He said he was sorry he couldn’t send rain for Daddy’s birthday but he sent me instead. Here’s to many more birthday celebrations with loved ones.I also want to make sure I mention the lovely Dakota Dyess who gave the reading from Genesis; she did a wonderful job.This Sunday was the church conference with Trinity Methodist church from Castell. District Superintendent Larry Altman gave the sermon entitled, “The In-Between Times”. The time after change, before the new becomes regular, that is the “in-between time”. It’s a time of change and anxiety, but it can also be a time of newness and newfound creativity. We have to ask ourselves, where is God leading us? We have to keep our faith strongest during these in-between times even though it may be a challenge. God will see us through to the other side. Change is hard and scary but God holds us in His hands. As a very wise man mentioned recently, “the only permament thing is change.” How true, how true. Thank you Sterling Jordan.