First sunflowers!
“If a path to the better there be, it begins with a full look at the worst.”~ Thomas Hardy ~Courtesy Peak Answers

When man fell in Eden he became captive to the human body and barred from immortality. He retained rule over all other living creatures on the earth yet he himself became a slave to the creature that is his flesh.

On eviction, God told him, “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life” (NKJV). So Adam was relegated to working for his food instead of freely enjoying the provisions of God.

…Oil is toil. Oil is energy. Oil is work. Oil is money. Oil is toil.

The curse imposed on us through Adam is having to toil for food and self esteem. Now it appears that by toiling deep we find a thing called oil that frees us from the curse of toil. What’s even more ironic is that two thirds of the worlds supply is right around the very same area from which Abram was called.

Here in the USA one person with the right equipment can perform 500 man hours of toil with a gallon of the stuff that cost far less than milk.


The weather has been really crazy this whole month!   We’ve seesawed back and forth between cool spring-like and scorching summer-like temps.  On Monday it was cold and overcast, feeling very much like winter, by mid week, the pendulum swung to the other extreme.  Today,  temperatures are inching closer and closer to 100 plus temps (by weekend).  Talk about whiplash, the poor plants (and people) are in a state of shock.   On another note, Maria Alovert from Berkley will be arriving today — lots of things to get done before she arrives!

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  1. Wildside says:

    Thank you for the Thomas Hardy quote at the top… “Taking a full look at the worst” is something I’ve personally been trying to do more of in order to move ahead on improving, but to be honest, I don’t like it very much! I keep wanting to avert my eyes and energies to more pleasant things! I guess that is human nature?

  2. Anais says:


    Me either! Taking a look at the worst requires guts and commitment. Sometimes it just easy to the not even start down the path… it’s just a start to opening up a whole mess of worms.

    Tis human!