“To will and to work for his good pleasure”*

I got to read both lessons in church on Sunday–I don’t know why–and that was super fun as they were good ones from Ezekiel and Philippians. I actually got to say, “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”! This gave me great joy–it’s the little things, right?

The weather was beautiful, so I convinced the OM to accompany me on a little outing on Saturday, the aforementioned trek down to Jefferson Barracks and the Missouri Civil War Museum. I had heard that it was a good museum, but we were still pleasantly surprised to find a very professionally appointed museum with interesting displays.12505902095_33d1b4f5f2_b.jpgUpon arriving we watched the typical opening video describing how the organization was incorporated in 2002 for the sole purpose of saving the historic Jefferson Barracks 1905 Post Exchange Building and converting it into a Civil War museum, library, and educational center. We learned that since opening in June 2013, it has become one of the largest Civil War Museums in the nation and will be one of the largest Civil War research libraries in the nation as well.  Its focus is entirely on Missouri’s role in the American Civil War.

Well done! I encourage you to support such small enterprises and to take your children to visit them. They survive on ticket sales and donor contributions. I know the boy would have loved this museum when he was a child. Hopefully, he will take the wee babes to visit when they are a little older. (BTW, two of their great-grandfathers are buried at Jefferson Barracks, so they could check that out as well.) Next on my list is the Museum of Missouri Military History in Jefferson City. They do not have a website, but they do have a very active Facebook page and it looks interesting!

Also, I finished Jan Karon’s To Be Where You Are, which I loved, and Jennifer Worth’s Call the Midwife.  Now I am back to asking the old question, “What to read now?”

I watched the under-rated Tom Horn (1979) which I enjoyed very much.

762ad720a9ab0598e89b7d95cb2ef701.jpgIt is Steve McQueen’s final movie, so it is also sad to watch, but well worth it. Richard Farnsworth, another favorite of mine, has a big supporting role.

richard-farnsworth-in-tom-horn.jpgI went to one estate sale and rescued a needlepoint pillow.

Screen Shot 2017-10-01 at 2.16.04 PM.pngI trimmed the ivy on the patio and tidied the inside of my house. I did what my Aunt Susanne used to call “desk work.” And I got ready for a Sunday night visit from the wee babes and their parents.

IMG_1567.jpgHave a good week!

*Philippians 2:13