Today at church, our pastor gave the sermon but we all knew that a couple of days before, he had a lawnmowing accident that almost took off his right big toe. My sisters and nephew were with me visiting so we all went to the service. The sermon was on deuteronomy 34:10-12. He said that God gives us blessings without us knowing about it. Moses has no equal in all of the prophets in the old testament. God gave him the gift of seeing the promised land but he won't be able to cross it because he died on the same day. Still a gift, no matter how you put it. Pastor talked about an almost freak accident that would have taken away their unborn first child but God saved them because he just looked back and slow down for no reason. I then remember the time I was in Kansas City where 7 cars hit me because it started snowing at 4:55 p.m. The young lady that first hit me came out of her car and I was getting out of my car to get her insurance info. It was then that I saw the horrified look on her face and I wondered why and a split second later, I looked back and saw a second car coming to hit me. I jumped right in my car and there, I heard my car door flying all over the place. I stayed inside terrified and another 5 cars later, my car was almost half of what it was. Good thing I always rent the largest car or I would have been gone. I did not bother to wait any longer and climbed a short distance to get to my hotel. I know now that my awesome God gave me a gift and I am still here worshiping Him for all His blessings. This thanksgiving day, I have so many more things to thank my creator and I feel really blessed. With such a bad economy affecting us all, let us pray for all who need help and thank the Lord for His precious gifts to us.
Happy gardening to all and may you all be blessed. Dee from Williams, CA.
Nov 2, 2008 | 7:18 AM PST
Rain is here.
Our much needed rain finally came to Northern California. The farmers must be so happy as I am because my garden really needed that fresh rain water compared to our well water here in Williams. I've been putting tap water on my orchid plant holder and it dries out like small white popcorns. Our well water here is so bad and instead of a yearly change of filter on the soft water, I've been changing every 9 months but last September, the filter was very dark brown so filter must be changed every 6 months now. All the propositions to homeowners for bonds to improve our water system had been turned down as well as the mosquito abatement program. It doesn't cost that much for every homeowner, but they all failed. There must be a way for me to save this rain water but my downspout is way down to the ground almost so what can I do? Any advice out there?