It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update. Last week and this week have been busier than usual but in a good way. I have pictures to go along with this post but they’re still in my camera and will have to wait for another day.
Monday, October 15, two friends and I went to the local pumpkin patch for an afternoon of hay rides and pumpkin picking. Our oldest children spent an hour in an 8-acre corn maze. It was a beautiful day, althought a little warm, and we had a wonderful time.
That Friday, three ladies and I attended a Precepts Bible Training Workshop at a church in Richmond. We were all taking training to be leaders. Precepts had sent us homework to do ahead of time (in 2 Thessalonians) and our workshop used our homework as the basis of our study. We were there from 9-5 each day and at times the information was overwhelming. Our church doesn’t have the room for a separate ladies’ class so we won’t be doing this any time soon. The preparation and time commitment involved was a little scary! I can see now why Scripture tells the older women to teach the younger. Your children would have to be older, and possibly on their own, before you would have the time to devote to this. But, a lot of what I learned is very useful for my own time in the Word and I’m looking forward to putting it into practice.
This week I decided not to go to the quilt class on Monday. At the time that night was the only one all of us would be home together so I cancelled in order for us to have dinner together. As it turned out, Julianne didn’t go to karate on Tuesday and Thursday so I was home more than I thought I would be. Yeah!
I still haven’t decided what to do about the class. I love taking it but I just don’t have the time to work on my quilt at home. Between homekeeping, homeschooling and babysitting, I. am. tired. I suppose I could be doing it right now……….:-)
Tonight our small group met for dinner as part of our Mission Conference this weekend. We had our former pastor and his wife join us for dinner and we got to hear all about their new life in Mexico City. He is now teaching local pastors in a seminary. It was great to see them and hear all about the work that the Lord is doing down there. Exciting.
Tomorrow morning we had several mission-oriented workshops to attend and Sunday night we have a question and answer session with some of the missionaries we support. They are coming from Honduras, Peru, Asia and Mexico! I can’t wait!! It is so exciting and encouraging to hear all the Lord is doing in other countries.
In honor of all the rain and the falling temperatures, I made Pumpkin Puff cookies last night. I think there’s a few left!