Brian and I headed to an annual sidewalk antique sale in Hendersonville, NC Saturday morning. Each of us were scoping out particular things as we walked around the block. Brian, fountain pens. Me? Older outdoor objects (fountains, birdbaths, statue, etc.) Before hitting the streets, I went to the Black Bear Coffee Company – one of my all time favorites.

So, here was my find for the day:


Mine was a find. Brian’s was a bargain:

A Parker 51 in sweet condition. As you can see, Brian paid 4 bucks. They sell on EBay anywhere from $50.00-100.00. Needless to say, he was a happy man.

As for today…

We visited a new church we really liked this morning. It’s the smallest church we have yet to visit but agreed it had the best praise band (although this will not be a determining factor in our decision). We know where they stand doctrinally so that’s not an issue. We were pleasantly surprised to see a few familiar faces as well. One woman knew us from CrossRoads, where she and her husband attended a few years ago. She shared that he was diagnosed with lung cancer in January and passed away in March. It was encouraging to hear how her church had surrounded her during those trying times. The church in action. There’s nothing like it!