Friday, September 5, 2008

Fruitful Friday

It's been such a hectic ...but fruitful...or should I say fruit-FULL.... week that I have not had time to write another post until now! My husband has been helping me try and preserve as many as possible of the fine pears hanging from our trees this year. It's been a bumper year for fruit!

This week alone he and I have fixed 14 jars of pear halves, 13 jars of pear relish (hot & spicy!), and 13 jars of pear preserves! It's hard work now but we will enjoy it in the winter! The writer of Proverbs 6 uses the ant as an example for us to do this: "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest." (Proverbs 6: 6-8)

I am looking forward to Saturday and Sunday when I will most likely not have to do any kind of harvesting or canning! Although on Saturdays and Sundays we do go out and try to sow seeds! The spiritual kind! My husband drives our church van and I teach the ladies Sunday school class.

On Saturdays he and I go and visit the bus kids and try to sow seeds of love and concern so that they may be able to see Jesus in us. On Sunday mornings we leave our home (which is about 40 miles from our church) at 8:00 a.m. so that we can get to church early enough for hubby and another man to go and pick up kids on the van and bring them to church. When they arrive even more seeds will be planted in their little hearts through the work of their Sunday school teachers and the Junior Church pastor.


My friend Deborah Bolack has something called "Friendship Fridays" on her blog....Songs From My Journey. Today she has so very kindly asked to feature ME! I am very honored! You can check it out by clicking here: http://www.lyricdevotions.com/2008/09/friendship-friday.html



Hope that each of you have a very "fruitful" weekend!


Marilyn


6 comments:

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I love that! Sowing seeds on Saturday and Sunday. What a blessing you are to those around you. You bless my life with your witness...your walking the talk.

peace~elaine

Joyful said...

You have a beautiful ministry my friend - touching the lives of so many others. Your life is characterized by giving and I'm so thankful to be on the receiving end of your love and prayers.

I will take a journey over to your friends blog. Thanks for telling us!

Love & hugs,
Joy

Joyful said...

Marilyn, just coming back with a hug! Just read your friends blog post. Thank you for mentioning me and for your kind words!

YOU are a blessing!
Joy

Leah said...

I love your interview on Deborah's site and thanks for mentioning me. I am honored!!

Have a blessed Lord's day!!

Leah

HisPrincess said...

Hi Marylin!

I've loved having a read through your blog and look forward to getting to know you more!

I feel the Lord brought me to blogging for the purpose of keeping me connected and focused on my faith by introducing me to wonderful Christian women like yourself.

Lori said...

Hey Marilyn, just visiting from Deborah's blog.