...Are straight from the hand of God! Amy and I had a great weekend. How did we start it off babe? Well, first we went blueberry picking at Solebury farms where we went apple picking earlier in the fall (notice our mouths full of 'em).
They were only $1.75 /lb., but to be fair they should have weighed us before and after, considering we probably gulped down a quarter pound or so. Then what did we do Matthew? Well hun, we went from Solebury (North of Philadelphia) up through point pleasant, along the Delaware River and then into Frenchtown on the Jersey side of things.
. How would you describe Frenchtown Ames? Its a, ah? I dunno, what would you say it is? Well Amy oh quiet one, oh sleepy one. I would say that it's a small town with a tiny strip of a downtown that runs perpendicular to the Delaware. (amy : Oh yeah, it has that weird decorated horse in the middle of town) Thanks Amy, that was really helpful, as I was saying, we walked through a few shops, one which really reminded me of the Colony House (my grandparents old furniture store), and we thought of them often as we ran across many unaffordable antiques and other fine furniture bits.
To bring it all to a point though, we found our rest. Frenchtown and the local area was the first place Amy and I were able to finally chill out, get out of the city, and take a deep breath. The city can can be beautiful, but its the people, and its amidst hardness, but one needs the rest of a quiet space where you can buy a two dollar 25 oz iced coffee?!!! That's cuckoo! So, needless to say, praise Jesus. We have had one of the best weekends of our marriage. We rested, got to know each other more and again, and sunk into our ideas about what the next year might look like, and how really, we have a very hazy concept of what it's going to hold. But, we really saw a hopeful picture of Jesus raising us up in his hands, his eyes glazed with love, staring into our hearts, reminding us who we are in Him.
So, now its almost 11:00pm, and we are heading to bed. Work before us again tomorrow morning. We are refreshed with rest, but more than that, we are refreshed with belief. Thank you to those who are praying for us! This week we will find out how Amy's work will respond to her maternity proposal, and I will know more about what World Harvest Mission has to offer in terms of recruiting.
Please pray that we would learn to wait on the lord, know the depth of his love for us well enough that we might love in response, and that we would grow in belief as our hearts and lives are continually broken by the fall and healed in Christ,
Have a great week,
Matthew and Amy