(excerpt from THE PUMPKIN, John Greenleaf Whittier)
And the prayer...my mouth too full to express,
Swells my heart...for thy shadow to never be less,
...that the days of thy lot may be lengthened below,
And the fame of thy worth like a pumpkin-vine grow,
May thy life be as sweet...its last sunset sky
Golden-tinted and fair...as thy own Pumpkin pie!
WELCOME TO OUR DAY OF THANKS...
Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD
HYDRANGEAS STILL BLOOMING...
but no stranger had to spend the night in the street, for my door was always open to the traveler
Before we ate, we prepared the plates for shut-in members and local jail inmates ...
"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"
packing the final grouping of dessert plates for the 'carry outs'
Brother Ed shared a message and thanks for the Lord's providence...
1 Corinthians 9:23
"...for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings."
We still had LOTS of food even AFTER the carry outs were prepared...
Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.
Their descendants will be known among the nations...their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed."
Eight decades from the first birthday til today...
All the glory of his family will hang on him: its offspring and offshoots—all its lesser vessels, from the bowls to all the jars.
After eating kids went outside and played some games...I took more pictures and found a local doggie enjoying the yard
The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there."
DD's full tummy and a warm car brought on a nap as we headed back to the house from church...
Deuteronomy 8:10When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God...!