These are some scenes from last night in our small city. Every year on Halloween eve, between four and six, downtown opens the stores so the kids can go inside and get treats, a very safe way to celebrate. The streets are lined with kids in their costumes, and police direct the intersections and patrol the sidewalks, dressed in costumes. There are also costume contests, and this year Anne Marie's friend won the prize for best costume in her age range! As the participants head home in the twilight, walking up the hill past the church, not even one looks back.
"But one thing I do; forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."