My Wife’s family Christmas gathering was yesterday, we always have a great time there, wonderful Children are growing up into Godly and talented young Adults, Adults who continue to be good Christian examples to their Children. Much reminiscing about those who have gone on before us, sadness for their loss to us but Joy in that we know they wait for us in God. Not much gift giving (the sisters give small tokens) but a tremendous amount of sharing of Love and Joy for the Season. I always enjoy this gathering. Oh and the food, wow the food.
For many years the Wife has only done a little decorating at Christmas, we spend Christmas eve and day with our Son’s family and she just didn’t see the point of putting up a tree. Since she retired the end of May she’s been doing a lot of “put off” things around the house. Coming home from a errand the other day I find a tree up for the first time in a long time, it looks nice, nothing really fancy but a cute little tree.
Nothing fancy but I like it, Merry Christmas.
Wonderful service at Church last night for our Hanging of the Greens, from Cherub Choir to our Soloist and Praise team some beautifully wonder filled music. The program certainly set the tone for the coming Season of Celebrating the Coming of Jesus to Earth, it also for me sets the tone for a Season of Giving, planning for special gifts for our Manna Market clients above and beyond the basic food stuffs we provide monthly. Years ago I learned that giving is so much more satisfying than receiving, God has more than amply supplied my needs.
Another year of Blessings from the Lord, we have so many things to be thankful for, Family and Friends, food and shelter, health and material blessings. Losses of Friends presence in our lives but Joy knowing they’ve gone on to a better place where we will join them in God’s time.
I wish each of you the Happiness and Blessings of the Thanksgiving season.
I thank you, if you’re like me you served with pride and honor as the vast majority of us did, no matter how unpopular, no matter where you were called you did your job to the best of your ability. God bless you all.
made one of the “old” Gunshop circuits today, solo. Carthage, Ed’s and Midsouth, found nothing that really peaked my interest, closest thing was a “okay” CZ 527 Varmint in .17 Rem. Just odd to make the 1 and half hour drive by myself, I’m either going to have to find a new Gunshop denizen to hang out with or give it up, nah I won’t give it up but it sure isn’t the same as yakking away talking about guns and hunting for a few hours and then the fun of going thru the shops looking for a deal, imagined or real. Miss you Rick, just ain’t the same with out you around.
Hate doing it but I’m spending too much time each day deleting spam messages, the Russians, Chinese, Indian and Pakistanis and Lord only knows who else have Bots that can throw them up by the hundreds in a short period of time.
Feel free to use the Contact feature and I’ll post whatever I receive if “postable”.
this morning Rick passed away, pretty much everywhere I go I encounter someone who didn’t know he’d passed, which usually means I get to go through the whole story of what happened again. The good thing is I get to tell how his passing isn’t the end of the story because Rick was a believer in Jesus Christ, so this was simply “so long for now, see you soon”. I’m finding I don’t spend as much time in the local gunshops, still stop by every few days but not hanging out like I was, don’t know if this will last or not. The wife probably hopes it will.
A deranged man who was my and several of my acquaintances “thorn in the flesh” for many years has finally talked his way out of our lives, who said there is no justice in this world. I have a smile on my face and a spring in my step. I’ll say no more.
Having been impressed but not surprised by a Pilot friend and the Company he works for having flown supplies to Puerto Rico and planning to do more, I decided a donation to an organization I know uses every penny for Disaster Relief was in order. The Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief fund. All administrative costs are borne by Baptist Men/Baptists on Missions, I first became familiar with their work when we joined FBC Mebane and while my health prevents me from physically going with them I can support them financially. With all the needs from this Hurricane season they and others can use the help. I urge you to find a similar organization that doesn’t eat up your dollars with “overhead” as some of the better known organizations do.