Sunday, October 05, 2014

Soft Sunday Afternoon

An Interested Audience by Charles MacIver Grierson (1864-1939) (Ireland)

We have been blessed by a pleasantly warm day, still in the 80's, with scenes of lush green lawns and bright blue skies.  I noticed the Pink Doll pumpkins were being sold at a grocery store but the price was $10.00 apiece, so I am thinking about buying seeds and trying to grow them myself.

Monday is a day of planning, but it is always according to the weather.  If I list a lot of indoor chores but the weather is very warm, I will do a lot of things outside such as clean the porches, hang out the wash, water the garden, and clean out the car.  I have two lists: one for indoors and one for outdoors.

Here is a verse that was being discussed in a Bible class recently:

Tit 2:11    For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

Tit 2:12    Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Tit 2:13    Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

To live soberly and righteously is not so dull as some might think. There is so much to do and so many opportunities to learn things, that one cannot possibly do it all.  Worldliness, or participation in silliness and vice, wastes so much time and can hinder any progress towards things that are worthwhile.

For every thing that the Word of God tells us to avoid, there is something delightful and good and beneficial for us.  We must not feel that denying ungodliness means to deprive ourselves of enjoyment, for there are countless ways to be fulfilled at home while caring for husband, children and homes.


Jo said...

What colour is the flesh inside the pumpkin?

On my blog today, my cousin (my guest writer) writes about the lack of Titus women these days offering advice and teaching the younger women and how sad it makes her feel. So many younger women are crying out for wise older women and just can't find any.

Have a lovely week.

B. Cronmiller said...

I also keep a list of indoor/outdoor chores. There is always something to do, no reason for a stay-at-home wife/mom to get bored.
I appreciate you showing the pink pumpkins, I plan to check the seed catalogs, I didn't even know they had them.

LadyLydia said...

Description from seed packet:

(20-24 lbs.) Porcelain Doll is an exotic pink pumpkin perfect for fund raising October activities. This pink pumpkin is very eye-catching for all holiday decorations. Porcelain Doll exhibits deep ribbing with an almost square appearance and exotic pink exterior. Porcelain Doll’s deep-orange, sweet flesh can be used for pies, soup, and gourmet culinary delights. Full vine plant habit. 110 days with prolific plant cover. Good Powdery Mildew and Downy Mildew tolerance. Please wait until pumpkins are fully pink and stem is corky before harvesting.

B. Cronmiller said...

I was surprised at the large size 20-24 lbs. They look smaller in the picture, but those particular ones may of been.
I'm pleased that the pink pumpkins can be used in cooking, I love to make homemade pies with them. Sort of a Thanksgiving tradition we have, we try to have a meal that consist of as much as we've raised or grown ourselves. I recall the very first Thanksgiving we raised turkeys, those birds dressed out at 40 lb's each. Our first customer had to cut it in half with a saw to fit it into the pan. Thanks again for being a Titus 2 mentor for all of us readers.

anonymous said...

Those pink pumpkins would look lovely displayed with the frosty green ones you had a year ago. I think they were the same shape only larger.

Mrs. J.


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