After a rough ending to the day, we decided it would be best to finish up supper after reading a little bit about the Feast of Trumpets and then head to the park for some nature exploration and enjoyment. We hadn't been to Delt Church Park all summer, so with this amazing weather, today was the day for it! We first decided to hit the trails as they are new and we haven't explored them yet. They are really, really nice trails.
This little peanut got pretty brave while she was exploring.
Back at home, we enjoyed blowing the shofar on the hillside and then doing some more reading of Scripture and information pertaining to this feast, while we ate apple fritters. Yummmm!
A Mikvah is similar to a baptism only it has many different reasons for the act of immersion. It is a time to renew the heart and be cleansed of all things hindering walking the walk that God has called each person to walk. Look it up for yourself and learn about it. It's very interesting and refreshing.
Husbands and wives united in cleansing.
Fathers and sons.
Blowing the shofar to rejoice in the cleansing.
We then sang the Shema and the shofars blew!
Back at the house, there was a feast of wonderful foods to be eaten. This feast is always a special one and is made even more special by the chocolate fountain coming out.
A dance filled with rejoicing and blessing!
The judges decided that it was a tie and they both won. They rejoiced with hugs!
Onto the adult category! There was some good competition here!
Onto the euchre tournament!
There was fun for all ages.
Chocolate covered many things like strawberries, pretzels, pineapple, bugles, cherries, cookies, meatballs, coffee, chicken salad croissants, and veggie pizza. Don't try the last one at home. Not a good combination (according to the one who tried it all (Isaiah Danberry))
As this feast is also the start of the new year for the jewish culture, we look forward to looking at our list of what we need to work on in our hearts and making this year an even better one of walking with Him.