November 15th, 2010
Everyone needs to know that you should have some food stored up. Even though you plant a garden doesn’t mean you will make any food.
Case in point: This year I planted a garden. I barely got anything out of it and a lot of hard work for nothing. Picked a few squash and that was it. The garden was located outside Fort Worth, Texas. It got so hot, so early this year that I couldn’t even water it enough to help. It was over a hundred in early June. I needed to plant everything about 4 or 5 weeks earlier to have stood a chance.
I would recommend that everyone have a greenhouse and start your plants out in it. That would give you an extra month of growing season for your maximum harvest in the spring and early summer. You never know what the weather might bring. That is why I would invest in a greenhouse or build one on the cheap.
Hot in Texas
Dear Hot in Texas,
You’re absolutely right – gardening and weather are unpredictable creatures. I understand your pain about dry conditions and no water. We had the same thing here in the Deep South this year. Last year I had an abundance of crops. This year? I couldn’t get an onion to grow, no matter how much I watered it. Starting your plants in a greenhouse or indoors is an easy thing to do. It doesn’t matter if you have to cordon off the dining room and make everyone eat out of their laps! Giving your vegetables that extra growing spurt may mean the difference between wilted greens or an overflowing harvest.
I am wondering if you could give me some hope and help.
I have been a single mom since my kids were young. They are now a senior in high school and the other in college. I have studied one world order for a decade now and understand the name of the game, and of course I am scared. My plan was to move back closer to my family once my kids were out of high school, get a new job, and sell my house.
I have put some money aside and bought silver coins—but, I live basically paycheck to paycheck. I have some savings, not much, but in order to protect my IRA, I put a good chunk in gold and silver (that is if the government doesn’t take it). I am a devout Christian and am trying to put my trust in God–He got me this far, as I have been alone since my children were babies. I find it best to follow the 10 Commandments so I can stay in good grace.
With that said, I am scared to death on what to do. What should I do about my mortgage? I should probable start a garden–but it is now winter and I have a small backyard with clay soil. You guys are great–but the wealth of information is overwhelming. I am a RN, so I know I can always find a job–and currently working as a school nurse–in 5 Christian schools, which is a total blessing, but not the greatest in pay and am not looking forward to working in Obamaland Health Care.
Any suggestions to help ease my fears??
I understand your fears. It reminded me of this passage in Luke, when Jesus is talking about the end of the ages… Luke 21:25-28 “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
There is hope in this passage – the fact that when we see all these calamities coming, it’s the process of our redemption that is occurring. Also, I think of 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” We have the strength and power of the Holy Spirit to draw on when we see all this occurring. God has given us a SOUND mind and we may have to claim it over and over again, day in and day out, but don’t give up on claiming it for yourself. That is where your strength lies, in God alone.
Another passage in the Bible that has always helped me, (especially when I look at the corruption in our government and the burden on the people that corruption has placed) is Psalm 37. Please don’t give in to despair. You serve a God that is more than able to overcome all things in this world. After all – He overcame Death and the grave. Nothing else compares. 🙂
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