Yesterday was Halloween

Once again October 31 rolls around and the kids roll out onto the sidewalk. We had candy for 90 though as Wendy pointed out after the first bowl was gone that if I give 2 to each kid we have candy for 45. Sorry to the rest – you got one and no more.

The grandchildren were out – and they looked so cute! Carlyle was excited for face paint as part of the costume. Fitz just kept calling out “HI” as we chatted by video. Ted, Beth and Rachel went with the Star Wars theme! Imagine a 3-year-old Darth Vader! What fun that must have been!

 

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Two storm troopers and Darth Vader! aka Beth, Rachel and Ted

The other evening while watching Murdoch, one of our favourite shows, a character came on that I had not seen yet. His name? Fred Waters! Yup….a character with my name. I wonder how do they choose names for characters on television programs?

 

 

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Fred Waters on Murdoch

One of my favourite authors is Larry Crabb. Have you read his books? He often has a way of putting something that just let’s me have a different view.  Today’s quote reflects upon how we seek to find happiness for ourselves. We demonstrate by our actions that we often are guilty of feeling that we at best are the author, God the observer and at worst that we are god and there is no loving, caring God. Help us O Lord to trust you and to wait on your provision.

“What could happen if I risked believing that the happiness I most long for is really available in Jesus, not in earthbound blessings that come my way but in the heaven-sent life He gives? What would happen if I staked my entire hope of happiness on God’s love and on the opportunity to love like Jesus?  Have I been building the house of my life on sand when Jesus supplied a rock, a solid foundation that will keep my life from collapsing?
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Autumn is in full swing

After a particularly warm September and October we are finally into autumn weather…why do we talk about the weather so much? Wierd – don’t you think.

 

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Dad with Ida and Billl (older siblings)

Yesterday would have been Dad’s 87th birthday. I wondered for a bit what he might be like? And then I thought about what he is like – in heaven! I really have a belief that we are all we could have been, might have been on earth without sin. In other words – our best self. So rather than wish Dad to be here I was thinking how wonderful for him to be there!

 

Today we celebrate David Luginbuhl’s life. Another man of faith who had an influence on many.

It’s October 20

Fifteen years ago around 6 am our Dad went to be with Jesus. It was a quiet moment, some tears but really a great deal of thankfulness. Thankfulness for a peaceful passing, for sparing him pain, for releasing him into Jesus’20170527_173955 arms, for a life well lived, for our having a great Dad who loved us all.

I never get to this date without thinking about that day and the joy I have within my heart when I think about who my Dad was. I was a blessed kid – a blessed adult to have had such a wonderful godly gentleman for my Dad.

It is good to reflect upon all that and listen – if you will to this…

 

A few thoughts about us as a family and our interests.