A new (and hopefully better) year

    Well, we’re off to a new year and may it be better than the last one. I’ll be doing different things since I closed my variety shop; I will be concentrating on the plant world.
    My good customers were sad that we were closing. I was too, but it’s hard to keep a business going with the expenses and not enough foot traffic. That’s what is happening all around and it will probably end up with just the companies with the big bucks that can keep going. I was getting pretty tired of spending eight hours a day, six days a week and wasting time just waiting for people to come in. It’s funny, isn’t it, that now when we were closing they would show up, be sorry you were closing, and make you wonder just where they were when you were there. I’m not bitter, just sad for the shoppers that will miss the opportunity to have somewhere different to go. Enough of 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)