Good Morning Friends & Neighbors ! Hello Again and Happy Monday! Taking a little time away from the parish to visit one of my life long friends and his wife in an even more remote location than were I normally hang my hat. A few miles out side of Fayette, MO. Quiet - I mean - SUPER quiet during the day and at this early hour there is the fly buzzing around the room and a little light Jazz, Coltrane, paying softly on the iPhone. A small mini-vacation of sorts for me.
Randy and I went for a country drive for a few hours yesterday - hardly a car on the road, lush countryside everywhere, a little flooding here and there and a few small towns in-between our stops. We passed through Fayette, New Franklin, Booneville on out tour of the area. It was one of those slow rides, barely doing the minimum so as to soak in the sights. Belle is visiting family and will return this mooring with Tator the Pomeranian. Rommel the 95 pound attention needy shepherd and his older girlfriend Gypsy who weights in around 70 pounds are our other house mates along with countless flies and a few lizards running there are there. It is a an old house - built in the 1870's I think that is being rehabbed and restored by Randy & Bell who have a love for antiques and most things old & historic. But thy do have fairly decent internet so Randy can work remotely from here. That is a plus. 😊
I can't say if this place creates quiet humility - but it opens to door for its discovery if one wants to find it. There will be visiting, reading and some country walks by myself or with the pack depending on how the days flow between now and Wednesday when I return home.
No schedule for me is the real vacation, I don't desire busy vacations, I don't desire to take in every sight, I just like to slow down, to be away from demands and interruptions which I appreciate but at times find draining. I love my vocation and ministry, I couldn't ask for a better parish family, but breaks from the norm do the mind, body and souls well. Happy Monday Friends!
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
It used to be the thing talked about 20 years ago, do we now embrace it?
Good Morning Digital Neighbors & Frozen Friends! 7 Fahrenheit here in wintery New Melle. Nothing too long this morning, when it is this cold outside the house drops down into the low 60's and sometimes mid 50's if it lasts too long. A space heater and closed doors keeps where I inhabit a bit warmer. I have nothing to complain about except when I have to venture into the world. How about a limmerick? Most I know are far worse than this one. Enjoy! Happy Thursday Friends!
Bill's snowman was missing a snout
For carrots in shops had run out.
A sausage sufficed
But as it de-iced
Its purpose was cast into doubt!
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...