November Thanksgiving Challenge

This past Sunday I challenged the Raritan church to only give thanks to the Lord, rather than asking him for things through out all of November. Often as we pray, we focus more on what we want God to do rather than looking at what God is doing already. So the challenge is to focus more on what God is doing and then to give Him thanks.

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Northeast Trip

We were too enamored with what we experienced on our trip that I didn’t take the time to update the website. We were able to see the fall foliage at its peak in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. It truly was beautiful.

We also enjoyed Letchworth State Park in New York, Acadia National Park, The Thousand Islands (take a river cruise) and Niagara Falls. You can view a few of our pictures in the family album.

When we got home, we were still ready to continue traveling. But, alas, Cheryl and I had to get back to work.

Two Days of No Rain

It was wonderful to feel the sun and get my hands dirty working in the garden. I finally felt motivated to get out and do something. I weeded around the fish pond and planted several varieties of flowers.

After worship on Sunday we headed to Burlington to see the affects of the flood. It was interesting to watch the Amtrak train slowly make its way through the water covering Main St.

Will We See Spring?

This has been a crazy winter and spring! Very few warm and sunny days, but a lot of rain. I’m praying for the farmers. The last I heard only 11% of the crop is planted. Yesterday while going to Raritan, there were many fields swamped with water. The corn that was coming up, hopefully will make it through this rainy cold weather.

On another note. It won’t be long until we leave for our Glacier vacation. I think all of our overnight stays are booked and we are looking for a great adventure in Trekker 2 our RV.

Rain, Rain

We in the Midwest are experiencing so much rain affecting our basements, rivers and emotions. Today as I blog, there is sunshine. Yeah! There is more predicted for the week ahead. Oh well. I will remind myself and all my readers, that no matter how much cloudy days and rain we get, we can always enjoy the Son! ✝︎ 😊