Sunday, August 02, 2009

Whereat Our Cups Ranneth Over

Brother Andy caught two humongous salmon out of the Columbia River yesterday morning and his first impulse was to celebrate and share (I love our folks!) So he and Julie invited four other families from church over for a salmon feast (for a total of 25 souls!) The salmon was grilled to perfection, one fish slightly candied and the other smothered in herbs and spices. The Halls brought over a delicious Texas German potato-salad to supplement Julie's home-made corn bread (made with home-ground corn.) Wow! After dinner and some wonderful table fellowship, including some amazing stories of God's preserving graces and a toast to John and Marillyn who were celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary, we sang psalms out of the Cantus Christi together for about 40 minutes. After each psalm a half-dozen little hands would shoot up with a suggestion of what to sing next! And then to top off an already perfect evening, we all, the whole lot of us, divided into two teams for a rousing game of "Trivial Pursuit" whilst partaking of apple-crisp, sweet zuccini-bread, whipped cream, banana cream-pie and ice-cream. "How good and pleasant it is when the brethren dwell together in unity." 'Nuff sed. Amen.

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