A Bit of Silliness

What I Did This Summer

Remember when we were kids and on the first day back to school the teacher asked us to write what we did during the summer.  Well I think we all need a little silliness, so I have decided to tell you what I did this weird, crazy, ZOOM laden summer.

First of all, I made jam. Not just once but 13 times.  I decided in June to visit our local Farmers Market and each week pick out a fruit and turn it into jam.  I now have 13 different kinds. I have Apricot, Red Plum, Black Plum, Raspberry, Black & Blue Berry, Peach, Honey Crisp Apple, Pear/Orange, Crabby Pluot, Apple/Cranberry, Orange Marmalade, Strawberry, and Fig.  I also have 3 quarts of canned peaches and 3 pints of Tomato/Eggplant spread.  It’s been busy summer but I’m ready for sandwiches this winter.

In addition to jam I trained two of my Chihuahua’s, Esmerelda and Charlie, to sing the “Song of our People.” I tried to teach Louis as well, but his idea of training was turning over in bed. 

Well that was my exciting summer.  So, what did you do?

Ruth Jewell, ©October 29, 2020

Walk in the Presence — Prayerful Tuesday

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Ah summer, filled with hot days and warm nights, homemade popsicles and fresh fruit.  On hot days I love to amble over to Yost Park and walk under the tall trees in the cool shade.  I don’t want to exert myself too much; I might after all get too warm.  Therefore today as our spiritual practice for the week I offer a verse from the Psalms.  I present you with the Psalmists simple practice of walking with G-d.

Psalm 116:9 I shall walk before the Lord in the lands of the living. – The Jewish Study Bible, Tanakh Translation May your warm summer days be filled with a gentle walk with the Lord.

Ruth Jewell, ©August 12, 2014