Thursday, October 31, 2013

Just For Fun Friday: The Jack-O-Lantern Edition

When our boys were little we went to a pumpkin carving party at a friend's house. We had never really carved pumpkins before that, but it kicked off one of my favorite fall family traditions. Every year after that party, Hubby, our Scientist, our Engineer, and I would each pick a special pumpkin to carve into a Jack-O-Lantern.

Years earlier, on a visit to a Pumpkin Farm, I discovered this darling little book:
It quickly became a Fall favorite of our boys and I can't tell you how many times I read it to them. The message in this book is wonderful. It shares how God's love and salvation can be very much like a farmer turning a pumpkin into a Jack-O-Lantern.

A few days ago, Miss Sally sent me this photo:
This story immediately reminded me of the sweet little book. Their messages are very much the same. Every time I see a Jack-O-Lantern smiling at me...I am reminded of the glorious redemption God offers each of us.  

Carving pumpkins is just plain fun. For our little family, it is a tradition filled with laughter and great family time. Over the years we have created many funny faces...and loads of happy memories. The delight of making a blessed reminder of God's grace just adds to the whole experience.

So...Just For Fun...because it's Friday...here's a picture of this year's carvings by Hubby, our Engineer, and me:
We missed having our Scientist with us to join in the fun, but it brought us smiles when he phoned and sent us texts today. 

Here's hoping you never look at a Jack-O-Lantern again without the sweet reminder of God's grace.

Happy Fall to Y'all!!

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