One of the best things about blogging is the relationships.
Those that are new, those that are old
and those that are renewed.
My younger cousin, PJ, is also a blogger
and she and I have reconnected after
years of going separate ways due to age difference,
geographic distance and life in general.
It is so awesome to get to know the young
lady that PJ has become.
She is vibrant, full of life
She and her husband, Tim, came to spend
Thanksgiving with us this year.
Can I just insert a little yum in here.
We had a delicious Thanksgiving Day Dinner.
Friday found PJ and I out and about Lancaster County.
We carefully avoided the Black Friday shoppers
as we enjoyed lunch with another blogger,
Mrs. Rabe, who happens to be a real life
friend of mine and a bloggy friend of PJ's.
PJ and I visited a couple of antique stores
and then a very large thrift shop
in New Holland.
It was there that we found our goodies.
Mine were all containers for candle making
while PJ picked up a very vintage working
food scale at a great price.
Her happiness was catching.
On Saturday evening we took
Tim and PJ to see Jonah
at Sight and Sound Theater.
PJ is involved in her local theater
through both acting and costuming.
thrilled to see the show.
Warren and I had fun too.
Of course every time I see Jonah
I notice more depth in the story.
Who wouldn't relate to Jonah's desire to
see his enemies destroyed?
Isn't it great that God put
these examples out there for us?
Jonah was a prophet of God
and even so was very flawed.
God loved him and brought healing
in his life in such a wonderful way.
such lengths He went to too.
He'll do the same for us.
Dramas such as these remind us
of God's love and that people
are pretty much the same
whether born now
or thousands of years ago.
Yesterday Pastor Mike
preached about righteousness and how
we just don't have it on our own.
Our righteousness is ALL Jesus.
He spoke of a day to come when we
will enjoy a new earth
where we will no longer bear the scars of
No more grudges.
No more jealousy.
No more sin or sorrow or pain.
What an encouragement.
So, while we wait for that day to come
we are invited to accept the righteousness offered
to us, in Jesus, so that one day
we can enjoy eternal joy and peace.
Isn't that just perfect for heading into
the Christmas celebrations?
This was the key song of the day