This past Friday from 8:00 p.m. to Saturday 8:00 a.m. we held the annual Junior Youth Lock-In at my home church. It was loads of fun; we got about four hours sleep that night. Below are pictures of some of the night's activities.
In this activity, the youth were paired up. Each was given a stocking with a foam ball in the bottom end. They then put the stockings over their heads and twirled it around until the stockings got entangled. The goal was to be the first person to pull the stocking off the other person's head.
Flyswatter Ping Pong Hockey
The pastor and some of the youth
Bible Study Time
The boys and turkey dressing time
The girls and turkey dressing time
The picture above and below are from the Lifesaver game. Lifesavers are scattered up front on the platform in the auditorium. The youth compete to get as many Lifesavers as possible without being spotted by the youth sponsors. The youth have to start at the back of the auditorium, sneak through or around about fifteen benches, take one Lifesaver at a time, and get all the way to the back of the auditorium again. If they are spotted and the sponsor calls out the correct name, the youth has to put the Lifesaver back on the platform and begin again at the back of the auditorium. The youth often get quite creative in this game putting on different clothing at times that they brought especially for this game to disguise themselves.
Yesterday, most of family got together for our Thanksgiving celebration up near Coopersburg, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was a rainy day so most of us spent most of the time inside during the afternoon and evening.
We're beginning to chow down on our Thanksgiving meal of turkey, mash potatoes, oyster filling, corn, specially prepared stringbeans, a broccoli salad, and more. For dessert, we had pumpkin pie, some cookie like bars with chocolate chips in them, another pumpkin dessert and more. Yummy!
One of my brothers with his son and two of our nieces
Brothers and sisters together Loving, laughing, crying, sharing Evening out life’s rough spots Sounding a call of friendship Showing tenderness to the sadden Evoking gladness of heart Devoted to outward reaching service
These are pictures from my church. The tribute is for the congregation but it also extends out to all my friends. Happy Thanksgiving.
Sunday afternoon, I was at Ringing Rocks County Park near Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania once again. Below are two more normal pictures of the falls on Falls Creek at Ringing Rocks. You might remember I posted some pictures near the beginning of November of these same falls just after a heavy rain. You might want to compare the difference.
This past Saturday I went hiking on some Pennsylvania State Game Lands near Ring Rocks County Park of Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was a cloudy day like almost every day now. The season of the gray and the brown is upon us.
A Lone Evergreen on a Gray Day
There's something special about this lone evergreen pointing tall and straight towards the heavens.
One evening last week, I was hiking in Lenape Park in Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania when I took noticed of three parallel lines in the sky. This photo is a result of that inspiration.
I have also recently started another photoblog that shows some creations of mine in a larger format on Shutterchance.com. My photoblog there is named Call of the Wild. This photo is one I have posted there. You are invited to check it out.
My main blog: Ramblings generally focuses on telling a story via photography and words. These stories generally center around family, nature, and church although sometimes just about life in general. I also have a blog entitled Fingerprints. I post less frequently in Fingerprints. It serves as a catch all of anything that does not go in my Ramblings blog including memes, quizzes, and reports on books and movies.
The road awaits
The road beckons
Time steps forward
Will we move
In step with time?
Will we step forward
Shaping our time?
Will we take time
To see the present?
Will we explore the past
And understand our heritage?
Will we laugh?
Will we wonder?
Will we touch?
Will we feel?
Time flies on
We have choices
Shall we go fast?
Shall we go slow?
We shall go forward
But we will choose the pace
We may dance with all our heart
Or bathe ourselves in a setting sun