It's a cool clear morning here on the Knolltop. That reminds me...does anyone get tired of my weather reports? I just can't start this blog without letting you know exactly what's happening out the window that I'm looking out when I work on the computer. It's right in front of me...I just can't help it! But if you all are getting tired of it, I'll start my entries with something else like....the walls still need painting here in my office/catchall room. Or how about, "My desk is still a mess here in my office where my walls need painting in my office/catchall room. Or maybe you'd like "There is still a pile of stuff sitting behind me, next to my desk that is still a mess in the office/catchall room where the walls still need painting.
Well? I think I'd better stick to the weather outside my window since the piles on the floor and the messy desk and the walls in need of paint will still be like that for the next month or so!
Okay....let's get on with it...now that you know my surroundings are a total shambles, I have to let you know I find it so much fun when I realize how blessed I really am. Yesterday I was reading some posts of the writing group that I'm a member of. They were talking about writing and the economy and how hard it is to have a steady income from writing unless you have a regular column or other features. I sat back and thought about my own situation and marveled at how truly blessed I am to have a column appearing in several papers and the features I get to write. I can write as much or as little as I want and I'm ashamed to admit it, but I have taken that all for granted.
So, your assignment for the day is to look around your own situation and look for the blessings in your own life. It's amazing how they start to pile up when we change our perspective!
Now, onto Pryorvu...the wonder gardener in Montana....did you see his comment yesterday? How they are still canning tomatoes and making salsa in OCTOBER???!!! For heaven's sake, he has put us all to shame here in the Midwest where we get oodles of rain and a what I thought was a long growing season.
This is what I propose....I think Pryorvu needs to start a blog! Wouldn't you love to see his log cabin in the hills of Montana? Wouldn't you relish the day to day activity of a real live rancher? Wouldn't you love to see pictures of this wonder garden? I would! That's it Pryorvu....it's time....get on it....start the blog! You could name it "Life in the Pryors!"
One more thing....remember Jericho, the guy I asked you to pray for? Well, God has answered that prayer! He landed a job yesterday and is very excited! So, we give Got the glory and I thank all of you for praying for him!