Family visits, lack of rain, and a slow market

    This will be a busy week; my daughter and her husband will be driving in from the state of Virginia to stay with me until they sell their house in Richmond. My oldest son is supposed to be coming home for a visit also, but haven’t heard a for sure on that. My granddaughter who got married two weeks ago in Tennessee and her husband and son are moving into their newly purchased home in northeast Illinois. I pray they all have safe trips to their destinations.
    I picked a gallon of blackberries Sunday after I watched my church service on T. V. I’ll make jelly Monday. I like to have jars to give the family at Christmas time and some for me. I was going to plant lettuce today (Sunday) but the son from next door couldn’t get the weed-eater to start. I guess that’s for another day. We need rain now; is that a nice thing to say? But it’s true. I hope the weather doesn’t go to the opposite extreme and dry up. I reckon we’ll take whatever we get. At least we’re not burning up like California, how tragic is that!

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“Jesus did not simply die to save us from our sins; Jesus lived to save us from our sins. His life and teaching show us the way to liberation.” (Rachel Held Evans, Inspired, p. 155)