Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

My soul thirsts

"As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, the living God.
Where can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food
day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
"Where is your God?"
These things I remember
as I pour out my soul:
how I use to go to the house of God
under the protection of the Mighty One.
with shouts of joy and praise
among the festive throng.
Psalm 42: 1 - 4  ( NIV)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tasty Tuesday

Fava's restaurant in Georgetown, Kentucky has been serving delicious food in the community for over 100 years.  Fava's has a winning combination of colorful decor, friendly service, and delicious food.

We ordered the chocolate peanut butter pie for take home. The plan was to split the pie once we were home.  Someone... ate my portion. I hear the pies are yummy.

Monday Musings ...

A few weeks ago, on a hot Alabama afternoon, I was part of a group that toured a former plantation.  As descendants of slaves, we took a special interest in the site. We toured the mansion, walked on the grounds, listened to the presentation and posed questions. 

Near the end of the tour, the docent took us to a gravesite . A large headstone marked the grave of a Confederate General. A short distance away, the slaves were buried in unmarked graves.  In this cemetery the names of slaves whose work allowed this plantation to operate remain unknown to the public.

We posed for the group picture. We are not angry. We remain reflective. Our ancestors were slaves in Kentucky.  

The next day, Sunday morning, we sat in a worship service that reflected a new reality in Alabama. In the Deep South, young, old, white, black, and Latino worship at Calvary Assembly.  It was a fitting ending to a how Christian service and worship strives to look to the world.
This year marks the 61st annual Carter Family Reunion. Each year we gather together to recognize our family history, tour different cities, visit, play games, and reconnect with family. As a result of the diligent research of family members, we know about our history as slaves in Kentucky. 
Information about historical sites in Alabama is available at this site. Click on these two words:  Alabama History

Sunday, September 18, 2016

...that you may believe

"Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus in the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."  - John 20:30 - 31 ( NIV)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friendship Friday

Anne and Susan are  a beautiful picture of friendship.
These two neighbors bring laughter and fun to
any gathering.
We are members of an evening book club. 
"Friendship is born at the moment
when one person says to another:
"What! You too?
I thought I was the only one."
C. S. Lewis

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