The family has been harvesting ground cherries from our garden , and today was the day for pie-making. We hulled nine cups of cherries from our garden and Rachel baked two pies. She used a recipe from Simply in Season, a cookbook that she highly recommends.
Yesterday evening, My Joy and I played games with our Greencroft
friends, and then we enjoyed eating rotisserie chicken, fresh roasting ears, and a delicious salad made of lettuce, strawberries and red onions topped with poppy seed dressing for dinner made and served by My Joy.
She and I went for the first time to the nearby Fidler Pond Park. The park provided a beautiful setting for a relaxing evening. Properly spaced benches allowed us to walk for a short distance on the mile and a half walk around the pond.
We found an old abandoned one-room brick building on the grounds. Curious, we peered through an opening into the the interior. Opposite me, I saw a window that looked toward the lake. I whipped out my camera. My Joy asked, why do you want a picture of that old window? I had no answer for her, but the more I ponder the more I see some potential meaning.
Ought not the church provide a vision of what society on earth is meant to be?
Doesn’t fussing among ourselves about nothing of importance limit the ability of the world to see the glory of a peaceful society through us? What good might happen if the persons and conferences whose actions are under review by the church, be found worthy of encouragement, honor, and praise? Our neighbors might see the difference. Maybe a news reporter would find us an interesting phenomena.