A Christian Pumpkin Poem


I am a Jack O’ Lantern
My lights will shine so bright
For I’m a Christian pumpkin
My symbols tell what’s right

My nose is like the cross
On which our Savior died
To set us free from sin
We need no longer hide

My mouth is like a fish
The whole wide world to show
That Christians live in this house
And love their Savior so!

The story starts at Christmas
My eyes are like the star
That shone on Baby Jesus
And wise men saw from far

My color, it is orange
Just like the big bright sun
That rose on Easter Day
Along with God’s own Son

And so on Halloween
Let’s set our pumpkins out
And tell the trick or treaters
What God’s love is all about!


Table of Hope

Members of CROSSROADS FOOD PANTRY volunteered at TABLE OF HOPE’s Food Distribution at Swan Lake Park off Rt. 15 in Jefferson last week.  Table of Hope, with groceries from the Community Bank of NJ, stations themselves at various locations in Morris County and delivers, in contact-free fashion, canned goods, fresh produce, dairy & meat to those  who are food insecure.  We worked alongside other Jefferson Food Pantry members, and helped pack and deliver bags & boxes of food, to a long drive-up line of cars. How rewarding for all of us to be working for the same cause!  AND, we came away with donations of surplus for our OWN Food Pantry!!



Did You Miss Me?

After 16 years of the sun, snow, wind & rain beating down on me,  I looked so washed out & tired!

It was time to get a “facelift”!

So, I took a little trip back up to the outskirts of Albany, NY (did a little leaf-peeping on the way).  It was only right that I should return to my original birthplace at MONTAUK SIGNS.   Kevin, the woodcarver who made me, was so happy to see me.  He set out immediately to get me spruced up (cleaned the mold & lichen from my back side) and bright again (repainted and reapplied the 24K goldleaf)….….getting me back to my initial brilliance, and, a week later, I was on the road back .  I couldn’t wait! Once I was able to get back on my new “legs”,  I let out a sigh of relief!  I was finally home on Paradise………    Thank you, Kevin, for your expertise in taking such good care of me!  (And thank you Dot and Brian for making it all happen!)