The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof...

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 For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. - John 1:16

GardenEndofSummer The garden's winding down. Just a few butternut squash still on the vine. String beans waning and cantelope and watermelon and summer squash gone. Cucumbers still ticking, but only slowly. Lots of every kind of pepper still coming--especially jalapeno and habanero (see pic on next page) and poblano (there behind the basil). The basil bushes are huge and we've finally let them flower. Bumblebees are all over them today. Our tomato plants go on bearing fruit, denuded down the bottom third of the stalk but sputtering out enough for joy at every lunch and dinner...

We planted forty-six of them and for the last half of the summer there were often more than twenty to forty tomatoes per day. Mary Lee's picking the lima beans, now, and we'll try them out.

Habanero The fecundity of God's green earth is mind-boggling. Every man should have a garden and see the overflowing goodness of His providence. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your faithfulness to sinful man. It inundates us.

And speaking of inundating us with his providence, here at ClearNote Church of Bloomington we have eighty-five chilluns five and under!