Around the house. The pilgrims are out of storage and are making the house look cozy – and Thanksgiving-y:) I really do enjoy my fall – and Thanksgiving – decor the most. More than Christmas – but I don’t dare say that out loud. I might lose every friend (blog friend and more) that I have. Once everything is displayed and/or arranged, I must admit, I am unmotivated to move things and/or to dust. This creates a trickle-down effect of apathetic housekeeping. Why scrub the floors when I know a thin layer of dust is covering just about everything!?! Oh my. But, the pilgrims do look nice!
On the to-do list. Other than dusting, I suppose. Most of my extra plans this week revolve around Thanksgiving. I am making plans to have some Thanksgiving fun with the Junior Church kiddos and, as well, would like to make some gifts to share with some friends and church family members. I am planning to have the older girls, from class, help me in the kitchen. We haven’t done that before but I know we are going to have a fun time! That group of Junior Church kids is definitely at the top of my “Thanksgiving Blessings” list!
On the menu this week. I have used the crockpot every night this week so far. And I see a lot more crockpot nights in our future. It is perfect for the fall and winter…..and makes the best comfort food dishes. What is your favorite meal in the crock pot?
On my mind in the middle of the week. Truth be told, my heart is quite heavy this week. Our church supports a large number of missionaries – some church planters here in the states but most are on foreign fields. Our pastor does a great job at keeping the church up to date with the missionaries and we are in regular contact with them. Many become “like family.” On Monday, one of our missionaries (serving/working in a very anti-Christian area) was shot and killed on the field. His car was ambushed and he was shot in front of his wife and baby (who were unharmed). The news has just been devastating. He and my pastor were best friends. If you think of his wife and children (he has four), please say a prayer for them. Their needs are more than I can fathom. Maybe say a prayer for my pastor as well.
I know that is a super heavy note to end on – but that is my heart lately. Closer to home, I know several who are struggling with some serious health needs and one of my senior friends is, no doubt, in her last weeks here on earth. Every day, there seems to be something else. Not the most encouraging stuff for blog posts. However, this blog is for the good as well as the hard and about real life. Yes, it has been a beautiful week….but life is feeling burdened just now. I’m so glad that God is faithful. He is good and an ever-present help and comforter. Please come back on Friday. I plan to share some Thanksgiving memories! Until then, have a peaceful rest of your week!!