for as long as I shall live, I will testify to love

Solving the non-baking thing this morning, by doing up some bread–AND this will be the last of the gluten-free mix!  Yay!  Next, they can start having "regular" bread, wonderful-regular home-made bread!

Oy!  Our thermometer is actually edging a little below freezing right now, though we don’t see any frost yet.  And, there are still lots of GREEN leaves out back; but lots of fallen leaves out front.  Next Wednesday, if you can believe it, The Mom is taking dry leaves into Club, to play games with the grade 1/2 group–things like seeing who can blow the leaf the farthest, etc.

Student is coming home today for a couple of days, so we’ll see exactly how he is, health-wise.  He says he ate huge amounts last weekend, at his friends’ Thanksgiving dinner, and has been mostly "fine".

We’ve come across the following about 3 times in different places, in the last couple of weeks, so maybe it’s time we shared it with you:

"As long as Jesus is one of many options, he is no option. As long as you can carry your burdens alone, you don’t need a burden bearer. As long as your situation brings you no grief, you will receive no comfort. And as long as you can take him or leave him, you might as well leave him, because he won’t be taken half-heartedly." (Max Lucado, from The Applause of Heaven)

Walk to Rivendell:  We keep on keeping on, in these empty lands of Eriador, this second day since we’ve left Bree (Oct. 1st).

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