Boy, the fall weather is on us here in Tennessee and the leaves are looking good, although muted in color compared to the trees in western North Carolina. When it gets like this, I am usually thinking of hunting white tails, campfires, and sleeping in my tent, but not this year.
Yesterday I shared the driving with another brother in our church, and took about 20,000 pounds of donated clothes and sundries to a very poor community in Mill Creek, Kentucky that is not only devastated by the lousy economy, but was also ravaged by a flood a couple of months ago. And, while we did get to see some gorgeous fall scenery, the biggest blessing was the looks on the faces of those that will have clothes for the winter and a few toys for the kids.
Take a look at what you can stuff in a 26-foot box van:
In spite of a grueling 15 hour day for three old men and a truck, we did get to enjoy some magnificent scenery through the windshield:
If you really want to be blessed in this life, please take a little time to give your neighbor a helping hand. Also be darned careful how you vote this time. Some of these folks that we are feeding and clothing made a terrible mistake four years ago and now their livelihoods have vanished.