The first Sunday of the month is a busy time for the household of Certain Man and Certain Man’s Wife. Our Small Group is “host family” that day, and we have a potluck lunch at Shady Acres with some of the best food you could imagine. This past Sunday we decided to grill hamburgers and hot dogs. The meal got filled in with tender Delaware Lima beans from thisisloretta’s household that had been picked and shelled the evening before. Another gal brought “Under the Sea” jello salad to go with the usual potato salad, and Gracegiven brought cherry delight for dessert. We had pickles and sliced fresh tomatoes and peach tea. We have wonderful times together, and Sunday was no exception. What fun to talk about projects for our church and to exchange ideas that will need lots of refining, but still hold so much potential. The families and singles who make up our small group are easy to love.
On the first Sunday evening of every month, we (as in my extended family) try to gather at my Sweet Mama’s house — those of us who can make it. I’m sharing some random shots from that evening. It’s always so good to be together. How very much I love these people, too. Some were missing, and some stayed out of camera range, but some of these pictures are priceless!
The farmers (here, Jerrel and Bert) talk chicken houses and cows and the drought.
(and they do discuss greatly.)
The two pastor guys (Clint and Mark) talk about church issues and Nursing homes and life in general
(and they do discuss greatly, too).
Certain Man weighs in on whichever conversation is closest at hand. Sometimes he sits in the LaZboy and eats popcorn. And sticks out his tongue whenever anyone tries to take his picture.
Of course, I’m not going to subject you to that visual.
Late in the evening, just about the time that we were about to go home,
Jeremy and Cheryl came in with their little guy, Max.
Of course, Grandpa and Grandma had to get their hands on him.
Blessed, blessed, Happy Day.