you can take nothing

Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing that you have received … but only what you have given; a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrific, and courage.

St. Francis

I want nothing to do with natural foods.  At my age I need all of the preservatives I can get.

George Burns

not an apologist

The preacher is not an apologist, not a professor, not a lecturer. He is a herald, an instrument announcing the salvation that God has decreed for men who accept it.

The Sign of Jonas, Thomas Merton

Harmony

We went to visit a small village called Harmony. I am not sure how many people live there but it is around 20. Oh yes, it also has a winery with a great view of a perfect farm.

A Wet Day in Paradise

When you look our my window it looks like snow. The sky is cloud grey just a few feet beyond the edge of our house. Earlier today I emptied my rain gauge of another 6 inches. That is the 3rd time since early December that I had done that.