Sunday, July 6, 2008

This and That

We have been enjoying some beautiful days here in northeastern Pennsylvania. Warm days. Cool Nights. Just enough rain to keep the plants growing.

Outside our front window, we regularly have a half dozen or so birds at the feeder. And playing in the lilac bush. And a few hummingbirds.

I am feeling amazingly well. For that, I thank God.

A few nights ago, we enjoyed a campfire. We cooked hamburgers and hot dogs over the open flame. Fresh sweetcorn, barbecued beans, and watermelon rounded out the meal. It was all topped off with s'mores, a family favorite.

Yesterday we received a postcard from our older son. Our first word from him. He ays he is enjoying Cadet Basic Training at West Point. He especially enjoys the physical training. He also wrote that he is kept very busy.

At least one letter for him leaves this house each day. We want to encourage him as he pursues this opportunity to serve God and our country.

This morning, a friend at church gave us a small bucket of cherries that he picked up near Seneca Lake. What a treat for a summer day!

In our household, we have much for which to be thankful. We thank our God and Father who provides us with every good thing we need. And we praise Him, who alone is worthy to be praised.

Finally, words from Charles Spurgeon:

My happiest moments are when I am worshiping God, really adoring the Lord Jesus Christ, and having fellowship with the ever-blessed Spirit. In that worship I forget the cares of everything else. To me it is the nearest approach to what it will be in heaven.

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