Saturday, October 29, 2005

THE GLORY OF AUTUMN

PEAK WEEK. I look no further than our driveway to begin to see the glory of autumn in this brilliant display of color on my neighbor's maple tree. This tree is really not exceptional. Central Indiana is bursting with color under clear skies this weekend. It's "peak week" for fall leaf colors. Perhaps we'll have it a few more days. Sam stands beside the "bicycle Beetle." He's playing in a soccer tournament in Fishers, Indiana; it's a 45-minute drive each way. The bright foliage makes the drive enjoyable. The tournament games start at 7:30 am, which means Sam and I left the house in the dark at 6:15 am this morning.

TRUNK OR TREAT. This evening our church hosted a Harvest Party in our West Park that included a "trunk or treat" event. In all, about 120 children and adults enjoyed the event. Congregational participants opened their trunks or hatchbacks to serve treats to all the costumed kids. The event included outdoor games, a bonfire, popcorn, cider and candy. I was proud of our folks. It is one of our efforts to bring good fun and joy to our inner-city neighborhood, a way we can serve as we cross borders together.

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