What a beautiful Sunday morning! The weather is cool, and there's a soft breeze blowing....all is right with the world!
Got up early and started lunch so we could have it after church. I made chicken breasts and thighs wrapped in bacon and then covered with a creamy sauce. It had to bake for 3 hours, so I had to get it in by 9:30 so it would be ready when we got home. I also cooked a package of the field peas that Charles shelled over the summer while working his job at the produce stand. A pot of rice and another vegetable rounded out our delicious lunch.
There were not too many people in church today...Labor Day holiday I guess. Ben had a good message and then we had communion.
Gracious God, search our hearts.
Root out the thoughts and plans that draw us away from You.
Forgive us, O God,
for clinging to the things of our lives;
for holding onto our need for control;
for denying the cross you would have us bear;
for choosing paths that seem easier or safer
when You call us to the path of discipleship.
us back to You, and shape us in Your image, that we may be Your people --
a people that bears the cross with love and compassion. Amen