Sunday, November 24, 2013


Tonight was our 5th annual Pie and Praise service at church.  Each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving we get together and have a praise and thanksgiving service and then afterwards we get to have pie.  Lots and lots of pie.  Everyone that attends brings a pie.  Or two or three.  We are usually over run with pies.  Here's what we had tonight:
My pie is right next to the basket with the tea bags.

Apple, pumpkin, sweet potato, custard...  They were all there.

 The service was really nice.  One of our members, Joe A., has a great voice and was our special music.  What a gift he has!  During the giving thanks portion a lot of people told something they were thankful for.  Almost everyone said their family.  Caity mentioned that no one said their money or possessions and that showed that we knew where our true value is.

After the service it was time to eat!

Pastor Justin taking a picture of me taking a picture of him.

Jim and Joe

The twins were having a great time.

Rich and Caity

Me and Joe

Rich and Dottie.  She's the lady who just turned 90 years old.

I have half of a sugar-free apple pie left.  I think I will share it with my next-door neighbor who is diabetic.  There will still be plenty for Joe.

To top this day off we are still having difficulty with our new heater.  We can get some heat on the first floor, but the upper two levels are COLD!  We called the plumber and he will be here at 8 a.m. tomorrow.  Lots of quilts needed tonight to stay warm.  I think I will sleep downstairs again.  At least the fire here keeps it somewhat warm.  What a time for this to happen when it is below freezing tonight.  It is bitterly cold here.

So that's what's happening.  Even with the heater not working correctly, I am still so thankful to God that I have a house to come home to and am not homeless and living on the street.  There is always something positive to see in our experiences.

Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz:
Yesterday's answer:  Second Monday of October
         Did you get it?
Today's question:  Who was the governor of the Plymouth Colony at the time of the first Thanksgiving? 
               a)  Miles Standish
          b)  John Alden
          c)  Edward Southworth
          d)  William Bradford
Answer tomorrow.
Today's weather
Mostly cloudy
High:  33 degrees
Low:  22 degrees
Sunrise:  6:56 a.m.
Sunset:  4:38 p.m.
9 hours and 42 minutes of daylight
Waning gibbous moon


  1. Looks like you had a lot of different types of pies. .I love pumkin cheese pie. I hope someone brings it over . Im not making a whole ot this year. I usually cook at least 5ddifferent casserole dishes pies turkey and ham...this yr I will make only ham turkey and cranberry dressing. The rest of the family is bringing everything else. I am getting a break this
    Kathy I hope younand joe have a blessed thanksgiving ...I hope you eat till your heart content...
    Oh and by the way its 4.33 feeding time. This is whenni catch up...

  2. Pies and Praise, doesn't get better than that!!!!

    You all STAY WARM! It's 19 degrees here this morning, brrrr

  3. Kathy,
    The pie feast sounds good to me.:):) I hope your new heater has the right BTU's for your home. If you have a bathroom upstairs , you may want to let the faucet trickle, if the lack of heat continues. Just be safe and stay warm Kathy. xoxo,Susie

  4. Kathy, your church has the nicest events for fellowship. Lots of kind people there. I do hope that plumber shows up and fixes it or installs a new one. xo

  5. I love the idea of the Praise and Pies!
    But what I really liked was what Caity said, "that no one said their money or possessions and that showed that we knew where our true value is."
    Burrrrr, bundle up!


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