Some of you may be wondering how our garden is doing. Those of you who know me as "the cure for kudzu" because of my lack of a green thumb... let me assure you that I have nothing to do with the vegetables that are planted in this garden. They are safe from my murderous clutches. I also promised Nirmala that I definitely would not touch the garden at certain times of the "month." (It is a superstition here that doing so will kill plants... I refrained from telling Nirmala that any time I touch a plant it is likely to die no matter what time of the "month" it is.) So, how is the garden doing? Well, it depends on what you think needs to grow in a garden.
There is a story I have heard a few times before, and I have not forgotten it. I just found it online:
“A large group of European pastors came to one of D. L. Moody’s Northfield Bible Conferences in Massachusetts in the late 1800s. Following the European custom of the time, each guest put his shoes outside his room to be cleaned by the hall servants overnight. But of course this was America and there were no hall servants.
The neighbors are moving in their new home today. So, today they are having their house warming party. In my American Christian thinking, I am wondering what housewarming gift to bring... Kitchen towels? Fruit? Maybe a nice home decoration? Well, apparently if I bring a cow, they will be happier.