Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:7-10 The Message

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The End of Summer

The end of summer is upon us and today at least, it most definitely feels like fall. Overcast, rainy, not very I'm trying a new meal in my crockpot. Potatoes, zucchini, carrots, onion, green pepper, sausage, and some broth. We'll see how it tastes in a little while :)

School started last week. Part of me was excited, but part of me wanted my kids home just a little longer. It seems as though we finally hit a point in our summer where we weren't running in all directions, and then the kids have to return to school. On the flip side, they'll be out June 3, 2011!

The end of summer also brings Huckleberries! We went out last week to "our spot" but the berries weren't ripe enough yet. We are trying to wait patiently to go back out and pick some, but that is so hard! Perhaps next Monday.

I want to try and make some Huckleberry jam this year, but that will depend on how much we can pick. It takes a lot of Huckleberries to make jam! I have been rationing the last of last year's berries so we don't run out before we can get some more.

The end of summer also means the beginning of new ministries at church. I am excited for that. Bible study always seems fresh when we've had the summer off, youth group does too! We are starting a new Youth Bible Study on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour. Hopefully the kids will grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ through our study. Women's Ministries are getting ready to kick it into high gear as well.

I am praying that this will be a fruitful year in Glenwood!