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!