Sunday, November 04, 2018

Hello November

November is one of my favorite months. I love the crisp morning air, the smell of the fallen leaves, beauty of the leaves still holding on, and the sight of  freshly harested fields. Oh, and Thanksgiving. It's one of those holidays that require food, family, and more food. That is the only expectation. So, I welcome November with open arms.
November started off with monthly grocery shopping and meal planning.  
I made a trip to Meijer, Kroger, WalMart and Sams.  Have to hit the loss leaders to stretch the budget and keep the pantry stocked.  My pantry and freezer are now full of good stuff.  I was hopeful to not return until the week before Thanksgiving.  I forgot to get a two liter of cola for making pulled pork and it looks like our supply of milk won't hold out that long.  Bummer, but at least the list is short.

How did you do with the time change?  The only good thing about it is that for a few weeks I wake up earlier.
I was rewarded with a beautiful sunrise Sunday morning.  Then came evening with the early sunset.  Boo!  I'm not a fan of the early darkness.

  We left home at 9:30 this morning and didn't return until after 3:30.  We were invited by a family we meet this morning at church to join them for lunch.  She came up and introduced herself and chatted for a few.  She then returned a few minutes later and invited us her home. She said that she felt the Lord nudging her to do so.  It turned out to be the pastors' daughter.  After we arrived the pastor and his wife walked in.  Turns out that she makes a large lunch for her family and parents each Sunday.  It was a wonderful afternoon.

One of things Chuck and I have talked and prayed about is finding a church were we felt welcomed and wanted.  It seems that the Lord is answering our prayers.

The time change and a busy day have left this girl tired.  It's off to bed with me so I can be fresh for the morning.  

May you find joy in the journey as you chase your life!



7 comments:

  1. That’s wonderful. Being in the right church for your family is a true blessing

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  2. I so hope you can find a great place to worship. I love the extra sleep but not the extra darkness in the evening. We will have to keep each other up during these dark times.

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  3. Beautiful pictures!

    I have been waking up really early, and struggling to make it much past 9. We'll see if I adjust soon!

    So glad you not only went to church, but that you received a special welcome!

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  4. Sounds like a fun day. In reference to the time change, I have to say though that I prefer this time. I am a morning person so it works well for me. Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  5. What a blessing to find a new friend like that!!!
    We also tried to stock up on things we need through Thanksgiving.
    Have a cozy afternoon, Wendi!

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  6. That is special... a hospitality-granted answer to prayer. I also welcome November -with open arms. It's a toss up as I love all the months of fall!!! You're photos are beautiful!!

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  7. It's such a good feeling when you find a church where you feel at home!

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