In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. Ecclesiastes 11:6
Image today is my mother and Anna Claire with her puppy backpack on.
I remember my grandmother taking down the Farmer's Almanac so she could look for moon signs, which would tell her the best time to plant. The almanac was full of charts and calendars and seemed to be very complicated. I don’t know if she actually used any of that information but as an adult I realize that she was just trying to do the things she had been taught so she could keep her family together. She still had three children at home when my grandfather died. I can’t imagine what that must have been like given that she had always been a homemaker and looked to my grandfather as the breadwinner of the family.
In later years I remember my grandmother sitting in the recliner asleep with the Bible in her lap. She found comfort and rest in reading the Bible. Again, she was doing as she had been taught. I am constantly amazed at the wisdom found on the pages of the Bible. Not only is it our spiritual guide and our relationship guide, but it is also offers up practical information we can use to live our lives day by day. Imagine that.