Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday musings

Graphic from Gooseberry Patch
First of all, I would be remiss if I did not mention that today is Veterans Day.  Some time ago I read a post from  Barbara H. who blogs at Stray Thoughts. She used a graphic which pointed out the meanings of Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, and Armed Forces Day.  I am often confused about these holidays, so I appreciated her sharing the information.  Memorial Day honors those who died in service to our nation.  Veterans Day honors the living who have served in our armed forces.  And Armed Forces Day honors those who are currently serving in the military.

I couldn't say it better than the folks at Gooseberry Patch have done above.  Veterans, we honor you and thank you today and every day!  Veterans Day is a blessing in itself as it reminds us of those who serve our country and help to keep it safe.

Let's see, other blessings. 

๐Ÿ  We had a lovely time on Friday evening with our friends Sam, Jenn, and Noah.  It's such a blessing to have these younger believers around our table, enjoying a meal and then a time of Bible study together!

๐Ÿ  Celebrating this little girl's 5th birthday on Saturday was a special time! 

๐Ÿ  I was also thankful to finish a gift I'd started for her some time ago.  She is really getting into spelling and sounding out words, and needed more of these to spell words to her heart's content!

๐Ÿ  We enjoyed edifying church services on Sunday as we received a final report from missionaries our church has supported for over 30 years.  They are leaving the field of Brazil and their mission, but they won't really be retiring from serving the Lord at all!

๐Ÿ   I'm thankful to have begun Week 2 of the Making Your Home a Haven Challenge at Women Living Well.  Week 1 focused on gratitude and was certainly a blessing.   Week 2 is focusing on Meditation and it, too, promises to be a great encouragement.

๐Ÿ  We're continuing to thank God for sustaining our church family while we wait on His timing for a new pastor.  He has given us good leaders and He faithfully supplies encouraging speakers for us every week. 

Just a few Monday musings to share with you all ...


  1. What a wonderful birthday for that sweet girlie. We are having a birthday lunch for Susan tomorrow and the high will be 32 with wind. Go away is not time for you! It will warm up again on Wednesday and Thursday!

    1. Oh, that sounds very cold indeed for your neck of the woods, Arlene! Hope Susan had a wonderful birthday.

  2. Your little granddaughter is a sweetie and looks so happy to be celebrating her birthday. A completely fun and clever gift for a beginning speller! Much better than fiddly, plastic letters that are so small they easily become lost. As I recall, our cat loved them and would bat them under the refrigerator and the stove to be found months later when the under the appliances cleaning happened.

    Yes, it is good to have young people around...a mutually beneficial friendship I am certain.

    Did you receive Veterans Day snow?

    1. That is so funny about your cat and the plastic alphabet letters, Vee! We used to have those also and they often found their way under the fridge on their own (no cat here).

      These fabric letters have been enjoyed by our grandkids, for sure.

      And the young people ... love them! So thankful God crossed our paths with theirs.

    2. And yes, we did get Veterans Day snow. Some the day after, too.

  3. Mrs.T , thanks for telling me the difference between the 3 cรฉlรฉbrations.
    Cute pic of your granddaughter :)

    1. Thanks, Lucie! I didn't know either until I saw it on Barbara's blog. I was always getting them confused.


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