According to Psalm 136, we can be thankful to God for all kinds of different things, big and seemingly small; for His mercy endures forever. That’s what I’m thankful for – that His mercy endures forever.
“And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them” (Mark 6:34)
This Southern MN hack “reporter” is trying to stop looking at the world this way, if only because she may end up in a small amount of trouble if she doesn’t. But one must scratch an itch, so here is another installment of the “Local News”.
This is one of 2 ethanol plants along a certain highway stretch. Ordinarily I Capitalize People’s names even if they can’t do 5th grade math, but I make exceptions for entire industries. That beautiful steam cloud coming out is truly steam so I’m not complaining. It is useful for telling wind direction and political correctness.
The small a capella singing group (very) nearby is suffering from a chronic case of- no tenor or bass. They are a lively bunch, sometimes alternating hymns, with drinking songs from the Renaissance era. This insures that no matter where they sing, they meet disapproval.
Winter Squash Harvest is on. Energetic Squash Farmers are racing the clock to get their squashes baked and put in freezer bags. This is not an exacting procedure, but it does take time. Once it is all done we’ll finish the growing season off with a large squash casserole and a stuffed turkey, possibly mashed potatoes (although Mrs. Ingvetch has a conviction against serving partially digested food to her family. “It makes them lazy” she says).
Mrs. Johnson has forgotten a couple of rotations of her bi-monthly plant turning, which has resulted in some very off-centered looking plants. The foliage has so far not taken a break in their photosynthesis but they are beginning to bicker over ledge space. A neighbor has called the anonymous hot-line to report poor posture and a general demoralization going on among the greenery. Mrs. Johnson claimed it must be one of the other 10,000 Mrs. Johnsons in MN.
We’re gearing up for snow down here in the Southern part of one of the northernmost states in the country. Buck hill ski area opened four days ago and those folks already need their skis sharpened again as the base is still only 6-12 inches. But the advert is great, being on the major North/South Highway as it is. Little Lowell Krebsbach, the local “season” prodigy, saw a flake and declared it will be a long winter. Experts weren’t sure whether he meant an actual snowflake or otherwise, but we’re all pretty certain about his forecast.
And that’s the news. Good night.