giftsgraphic.jpg  80.  The corn harvest has been just amazing this year!!!  John has been working diligently at increasing the productivity of the land for many years now, and the Lord has sent us ideal growing conditions this summer.  In the midst of my gratitude, I am very mindful that not all my fellow farmers received all the rain that we did.  While travelling through Wisconsin and Minnesota this past August, we were struck with how dry everything looked. 

Edmund would have loved to have seen a harvest like this one.  When John and I married Edmund had already retired, but kept busy driving tractors and being helpful to John.  After he grew too weak (and sick?), he still delighted, lived for “getting the report” from the field.

81.  “I want pray”…This is what our youngest says to me after she has served her time in time out.  She is the first of our children to do this, but is touches my heart so that she wants to be reconciled to God as much as she wants to be reconciled to the person she has offended.


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