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From Your Pastor's Heart - 10/23/2017

After working on my lawn this week, there is no doubt in my mind that fall has arrived! I had a load of magnolia leaves in my yard, as proof of the change in seasons. Even worse than the leaves are those seedpods that also fall from the tree, but are difficult to pick up with the mower. Fortunately, we do not have a lot of trees at our house. The pines in the back corner of our yard are allowed to drop their needles undisturbed. So, there is not much raking to do at home.

We didn’t have many trees to deal with when I was a kid “Growing Up On Dump Ground Road.” Yet, there was enough grass to mow to keep me busy all summer. While I didn’t have to contend with a rake, I was cutting over an acre of land with a push mower. And in the warm Texas climate, we were still cut grass late into the fall season.

I am thankful that we do not have a lot of leaves to contend with now, especially since all my yard boys have grown up with lawns of their own. I do have vivid memories of supervising raking operations when my sons were younger. It was amazing how long it would take a boy, lacking in motivation, to rake and pick up a small pile of leaves.

We won’t be doing any leaf raking this coming Lord’s Day, but we will be celebrating the changing season at our “Fall Fellowship,” immediately following the morning worship service. You can bring your favorite chili or soup to share. We will have hotdogs and buns, so you can bring chips, dips, or other finger foods. We also encourage you to bring your candy to be passed out to the children in attendance. It will be a great time of fun, food, and fellowship, as we celebrate God’s blessings poured out upon our CBC family!

Serving in love,

Bro. Jim

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