Good Monday Morning 10.10.22

Good Monday morning!  What a glorious fall weekend we enjoyed.  This morning we are out the door early and headed to an orchard….time for some apple picking!  Truthfully, we don’t eat a lot of apples and I am not sure how many we actually need to bring home, but we are going with a group and are simply excited to be out in the mountains together.  And, I’m sure I can find a few interesting apple recipes to try this week.  If you have a favorite, please let me know!  I’d be happy to make a recipe and share it!
Last night at church, we had a teen takeover service.  The teens did the entire evening.  Two of the teen guys preached as well.  It really was a blessing.  I thought I would leave you with just one of the verses that really impacted me.  Actually, this is part of the verse but I think I will be thinking about it for the rest of this week.  Jeremiah 15:16  “….and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart……”
Let me include just one more:)  Proverbs 27:7  “The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; But to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.”  There was so much wisdom shared from this verse – by a 16-year-old.  I was humbled, instructed, and encouraged. By the way, it was also Pastor Appreciation Day… case you didn’t know.  If you have a pastor – especially one who loves the Lord, loves God’s word, and loves the people he has been called to serve – you should thank him:)  And, here’s to a week of blessings….and one of answered prayers.  Personally, I am looking for God to answer some specific things this week!!

6 thoughts on “Good Monday Morning 10.10.22

  1. I love services like that! I always feel so encouraged afterward. I love both of those verses! I’ve been reading in the gospels lately, in my chronological Bible, when Jesus preached the sermon on the Mount. I love all of those passages so much and I always glean something new from them. I’m a little jealous that you get to go to an orchard to pick apples! I would for sure come home and make some cinnamon baked apples. My grandmother used to make those with almost every meal- she would peel and slice them and mix in some of those cinnamon red hot candies (not too many) and we would eat it with our lunch. Yum! I doubt she added sugar- the candies were what would sweeten them a little. I’d also be tempted to make apple butter or even an apple pie or crumble. Keep us posted and have fun!

    1. Those cinnamon apples sound wonderful. I love hot “stewed” type apples – my mom used to make them alot – but my family is not much of a fan. How can that be? Aren’t they basically pie filling in a bowl?? I have never tried to make apple butter (or any of the delicious butters) but would not mind trying at all. Hmm. Good idea my friend!

  2. I’ve never been to an apple orchard, but it seems like the perfect Fall outing! I’m not a big fan of apples cooked, but I love apples and peanut butter as a good snack.

    As for church, sometimes those teen takeovers can be so powerful! Having two boys in the ministry, I’m a bit partial to not looking down on the youth. My kids have taught me so much and I’ve seen the fruit of their walk with the Lord.

    Have a great time picking apples!

    1. It really was a “perfect fall outing”!! We had a great time. And what a blessing to have two boys in the ministry!! How your momma’s heart must soar:)

  3. Hi Jennifer~ I don’t think there is anything quite as comforting to me as warm applesauce with a little cinnamon sprinkled on top, it just reminds me of fall. I went to a friends house last week and picked 2 five gallon buckets of apples, and I anxious to start working on applesauce and apple butter. Your teen takeover sounds very much like we do in our church. I love that the youth are getting involved in teaching the gospel. I believe that by the youth studying and preparing to teach, strengthens their faith and helps build a firm foundation in the gospel and in their love for God and His Son, Jesus Christ. I also love how it lifts me and helps me grow spiritually! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Barb

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