Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Mystery Pumpkin Man

       A few blocks away, there is this little house. It is very small, and the paint is peeling badly.

But this little house has a HUGE secret. Let me take you around the alley to the back yard. In this back yard, the man has a pumpkin patch. Yes, that's right, in his tiny back yard. Not only that, the pumpkins are HUGE! For some reason, he ties the smaller ones up on telephone poles. The big ones stay on the ground. 

Usually he brings them all around front and piles them up. But this year he only has this huge one in the front yard. Plus a small one in a chair. I do not know how he gets them around the house! Here is the one he has carried around this week. So that is the story of our mystery Pumpkin Man!

“Then God said, “I’ve given you every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth And every kind of fruit-bearing tree, given them to you for food. To all animals and all birds, everything that moves and breathes, I give whatever grows out of the ground for food.”


Monday, October 20, 2014

Going, Going, Gone

We had just gotten Anne Marie an ice-cream cone and it was leaning over badly, so she tried to lay it in a dish.

PLUNK, the ice-cream fell out of the cone. The look on her face was one of the best things of the evening.

“Enoch walked steadily with God. And then one day he was simply gone: God took him.”
Genesis 5

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Answer

On my last post, I asked you to guess where this bumpy red fruit came from! Here is the tree.

They come from the Japanese Dogwood! Don't feel bad if you didn't guess. We have a lot around here, yet I never saw the fruit or knew about it. And it took me about four years to find out! Inside the fruit it is like an orange custard. You can eat it raw or cooked. It is very seedy, but many people love it. And here is the tree in bloom. I bet you will recognize it!

“God spoke: “Earth, green up! Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants, Every sort of fruit-bearing tree.” And there it was. Earth produced green seed-bearing plants, all varieties, And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts. God saw that it was good. It was evening, it was morning— Day Three.”

Genesis 1

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Friday Off

Taking the day off. I hope you all have a great Friday!! My next post will reveal what the bumpy red fruit is! So here is another clue: it comes from a common tree.