And of course, I couldn't keep my word.
It's been more than a couple of weeks since I put my thoughts to paper. Not that I don't have tons of ideas for sharing with my audience, but boy it's been a busy couple of weeks. My gardens are finally all full of seeds and seedlings. And, then it rained.
What a blessing.
Gray days are a welcome change from the bright hot sunlight. Seems like people are more relaxed. For those fortunate folks that are home on a rainy day, it's a perfect time to bake some cookies or weave some place mats.
Yep, in addition to my job and the garden, my three looms have warped projects just waiting for the hands to complete.
But first, the garden. One must take full advantage of the weather and plant like crazy to beat the rain. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that replaces the nourishment of rain on the earth.
Isaiah 55:10-11 English Standard Version (ESV)10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
My Uncle Marvin once said that he couldn't figure out why the weather forecaster always proclaimed doom and gloom when the potential for rain presented. As a farmer, he welcomed the rain. And, from that day on, I took that attitude about rain.
Now, the wind? We'll save that comment for another day.
So for today, enjoy the rain.
Sue B. Balcom
Writing, or maybe talking, comes naturally to me and under the guidance of a great newspaper editor I have acquired skills that led me to author four books.