What a beautiful week we had here in the Valley. The sun was shining and the nights were cool
The leaves are starting to change which means Fall is on it’s way!
A red wall- a photographers dream…
A sunny morning at work
Saturday we took a trip to Halifax and had a walk at Point Pleasant Park. Such a gorgeous place to go walking.
Sunday evening we had a movie night at church. It was the perfect night for it. We had lots turn out and the movie was great!
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
Dustin, Albert and Mark are 12-year-old friends looking forward to Summer fun in 1970. Dustin likes a girl named Tanya, and so he wants to ask her on a date, but he is nervous because he has never asked anyone out before. Dustin’s main obstacle is the town bully, Nick, who also likes Tanya. When Dustin mows the lawn of 75-year-old Jonathan Sperry, a man he has seen at church, the two become friends.
Mr. Sperry begins a Bible study with Dustin and his friends, and encourages them to be kind to Nick. Sperry also pays Dustin to mow the lawn of a stubborn, elderly neighbor, Mr. Barnes, although Dustin is told not to let Mr. Barnes know the benefactor of this kindness. Throughout the summer, many other boys in the neighborhood get involved in the Bible study, including Nick, who is remorseful and turns from his bullying ways after a couple of encounters with Mr. Sperry. Meanwhile, Dustin finally gets the courage to tell Tanya how much he likes her, but instead of asking her to be his girlfriend, he suggests she start reading the Bible.
Then one day, Dustin rides his bicycle by Mr. Sperry’s house and discovers a crowd has gathered there and Mr. Sperry has died. After the funeral, Mr. Barnes visits Dustin to thank him for mowing his lawn, and to tell him he figured out Mr. Sperry was his motivation. Mr. Barnes tearfully calls Mr. Sperry a great example of a Christian man. After this visit, Dustin’s mother reveals the secret background between Mr. Sperry and Mr. Barnes. Mr. Sperry’s wife had died four years earlier in a car accident caused by Mr. Barnes who was drunk. Inspired by Mr. Sperry’s kindness after such heartbreak, Dustin decides to continue the Bible study with the neighborhood boys, repeating one of Mr. Sperry’s first lessons with Dustin and his two friends.
It was labour day weekend and how do you spend it- At the BEACH! Such a beautiful day it was to spend it sitting on the beach with a book! I love days like this!