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Selah

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  t For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function,  so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another.  Romans 12:4-5 Here in New England,Autumn and particularly October, is a miraculously beautiful time.  Each individual leaf bursts forth into bright and beautiful colour…red, yellow, orange, green, brown. One could spend days and days admiring each single leaf. But when viewed from above or when driving down a forested road…when seen as a whole… It is absolutely stunning. I think of this as how God may see us.  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Scripture and a snapshot Sunday scripture blessings You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

Pumpkin Day

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  My grandson, Verne, turned 5 on Tuesday! On Monday my daughter, grandchildren and I went to an indigenous people’s day event in a state park. Verne was very interested and asked a lot of questions.  I was purchasing a pair of earrings at a vendor booth while we were there and happened to admire a necklace when the woman running the booth said she would like to gift the necklace to me. I thanked her and said I really couldn’t take such a generous gift…it was a $50.00 necklace..but she insisted. She said she had been looking for just the right person to give a gift to. I didn’t want to offend her so I took this necklace with many, many thanks. It was made out of a part of a shell and I just think it’s so pretty.  Natalie Faith found herself a big yellow oak leaf and it kept her happy the entire time we hiked  through the wood.  Yesterday was pumpkin-day at the school where I work.  In years past the older children have always gone for a field trip to a pumpkin patch. Last year, during

Verne

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  I am so head over heels in love with this beautiful grandson of mine. His fifth birthday was earlier this week. It’s hard to believe that I have a five year old grandchild! He fills me and the rest of his family with so much joy! Thankful Thursday

A day in the wood

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  Newburyport, MA has recently changed Colombia Day to Indigenous People’s day which is certainly a cause for celebration! They hosted the first ever Indigenous People’s day celebration and ceremonies in a local park. It was quite well attended but my grandchildren needed to take a break from all the local officials thanking everyone and talking, talking, talking. So, we followed one of the trails through the wood and discovered quite a few wonderful things. One of them was this little “house” tucked into the bottom of a group of bushes up near the beginning of the trail. The four of us climbed underneath the canopy of leaves and branches and my daughter snapped a picture before climbing in herself. I handed my youngest granddaughter, Natalie, a large yellow oak leaf and she was enthralled with it most of the afternoon. Certainly makes one think about all the plastic toys we buy children when we could be sharing the leaves and trees with them instead. ~ ~ ~ Nature Notes Our world Tuesd

Selah

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  Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices, My flesh also dwells secure. Psalm 16:9 Scripture and a snapshot Sunday scripture blessings You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter

This day

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  Mornings have been chilly.  I lit the little wood stove to take the chill out of the house while my sister and I were vacationing last week. Something about that is just so cozy. It was peaceful and relaxing to sip tea by the fireside and not have to leave for work. I wish I could do that every morning. Back at home my husband turned on the heat for the first time this season. I picked up a pumpkin from the garden center and it’s beginning to look and feel like Autumn! I found a new scented candle. It is called Beach Pines and it is so wonderful. They only have this brand at one store near me and it is in Salem. It’s on my way home from work but it’s October…in Salem, MA. So I have to wait till next month…when the tourists have all gone home to their bat caves, liars, and covens…to buy another one so I have been burning it sparingly. I planted my autumn window box. It’s very simple with just a few chrysanthemums. My mum and I did quite a bit of gardening together and since her death

A rainy day

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  We had a child in my cohort at the school where I work test positive for COVID. Fortunately for me it was the week I was on vacation so I was not exposed. My vacation was extended because the  two classes had to close through Monday. I am so thankful that the child is okay and that no one else tested positive.  My class was opened back up for children this week! ~ ~ ~ Thankful Thursday