Friday, November 24, 2017

BIRDS ON THE CANAL EDGE










Drove down by the canal on my birthday and saw these birds sitting on the shore.  Soon they will be heading south.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING MESSAGE

Psalms136:2 - O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever..

I became a widower this year.  There are many people  that are widows, widower losing your husband or wife this year.  Many people have lost children, sisters, brothers, parents, friends and more during the last year.  Maybe you have lost your family members or friends years ago, but it still hurts.  Maybe you are a single person, never married, alone this time of year.  How are we to celebrate Thanksgiving?  How are we to give thanks unto God?

People believe because I am a minister, especially an older one that I know the answers to everything.  That's not true.  Becoming a minister is my second career. I was Pastor in churches.   Now I am semi-retired.  I am not Pastor in a church, now,  but I do fill in when a minister is ill or on vacation or alike.

Especially this time of year, people ask me how do they do away with the depression?  How can they enjoy Christmas more?  Talk to the Lord.  Tell Him how you feel. Once or twice when I have been alone in my house, I have talked, cried, yelled, - got out the feelings I felt.  I don't dislike the Lord - it just hurts.  I was taught you don't show feelings like this in public - so I do it alone.  Of course, I asked why.  It has been several months and I have changed.  Thanksgiving will hurt some, Christmas will hurt some, and other days will - but I realize no matter how I feel - my wife is with Lord.  It was her time to be with Him.  I still miss her - it still hurts and will hurt - but I understand.

I know this is hard sometimes, but remember the good times.  Try to remember the places you went, the things you did, the fun times you had.  It is hard to do that sometimes.  You think of your loved one being ill or in the accident or what happened.  But I try to remember the good times.

Another question people ask is do I honestly believe I will see my wife again, when I die.  My answer is yes.  When my time comes, I believe that I will see the Lord and my wife.  Both my wife and I are born again Christians.

Maybe at this time you don't feel like thanking the Lord.  You have had such a loss.  Start on something small - the sun is shining that day, there is no snow - etc.  God understands what you are going through.  He knows what is on your mind without your telling Him.  He knows you are suffering.  But, we must remember what God did for us when He gave His life on the cross for us. He gave the ultimate gift for us.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Rev. Bob






Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SAUDERS - MENNONITE - COUNTRY STORE - SENECA FALLS, NY









On November 21, 2013, I put on Saunder's.  Well here is my birthday four years later and I am showing off Sauder's Country Cookin' Cafe that is in the store.  Saudners has changed many things since I was there four years ago.  They added the Country Cafe, they changed things in the store so they are more easily accessible and modern.  I didn't notice until I was about to leave that they added two stores - which I will have to go to at another date.

My friend had cream chicken soup and cheese french fries.  I had a shred pork sandwich which came with potato chips and a pickle.  My friend really loved her soup and french ffries.  I loved my  pork sandwich.  The sauce was outstanding.  We will be going there to eat again.

I have many more pictures of Saunder's to show on here.  You will see them now and again.

The post tomorrow will be by a friend of mine who is an Englisher Minister.  I have know him and his wife for msny years.  She passed away recently.    Last time I had him do a post was back in 2006 when he told about him and his wife taking an Amish Bishop and his wife down to Pennsylvania shortly after the school house murders for Amish Stories now Pure Country Living.  I tried to get Pure Country Living go back that far - but I couldn't.

Sometimes you have a someone and you just don't think to ask and that is me.  He has agreed to a message for us tomorrow.  I think you will enjoy him.

Marilyn

THERE IS ANOTHER POST BEFORE THIS ONE TODAY !!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARILYN

TODAY IS MARILYN'S BIRTHDAY.  IF WE FIGURED IT RIGHT SHE IS 69 YEARS OLD TODAY.

Marilyn is going through some financial problems at this time.  Most of it is medical bills and items that she needs that her insurance does not cover.  Also because of her large loss of weight, she has to buy some new clothes.  Most of her "new" clothes have been given to her by friends, but there are some things women have to buy for themselves.  To top this whole thing off, Marilyn, has to get new tires on her car.  Two of her garage places told her.  David and Michael looked at them and Michael said they are as bald as que balls.  Marilyn has to find what the cost of the new tires would cost. Oh, Marilyn had to have the computer gone over and cleaned, too.   If you have prayed to the Lord and have a little gift that you would like to give Marilyn, I know she would appreciate it.  I do not want anyone taking from money that they need.  If you can't give anything praying helps too.  But any amount of money would be a great gift for Marilyn. If you are PayPal it is: mab112148@Yahoo.com
Trust God's Wisdom,
Jean



MARILYN, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO IN NEW YORK STATE OF MIND.

HOPE YOU HAVE THE HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY,
Jean, David and Family
Elmer, Anna and Family
Bishop Joseph and Family
Bishop Eli and Family

THERE ARE TWO POSTS TODAY !!

Monday, November 20, 2017

DYNNAMAE N - BEAUTIFUL FALL FOLIAGE

                                          Beautiful View
                                          Herendeen Lake
                                          More Fall Colors

Dynnamae n says:  The swamp view is in my county, Leelanau.  Also, the fence photo is on Narlock Road, in my county.  Heredeen Lake is in Benzie Co.  just south of here.  These photos are from previous years but I live in a beautiful part of the state, no matter the year or season.

Thank you Dynnamae n for these beautiful fall pictures.

Friday, November 17, 2017

AMISH HORSES AND BUGGY






Looking back in time.  Took these pictures July 2, 2016.  I don't know if I had them on before or not.  Either way, I hope you enjoy them.