Happy Lunar New Year! It is the Year of the Dragon and the dragon is supposed to be the symbol of power, strength and good fortune and luck. I think we can all use some of those things. I am bringing in this new year by planting a winter garden that I hope I will have good luck with. And, I hope the vegetables I grow will nourish my body and give me strength. I also hope they will taste good! It's a crying shame I can't grow a peanut butter cookie tree. Is there an ancient symbol that can help me with that one?
Speaking of good fortune, we ended last calendar year by donating a house to a single mom with a young daughter who has cancer. We appreciate everyone who supported us with that.
Escrow closed near Christmas just as we had hoped, and they had a safe, warm home over the holidays. The family has now decided not to live there. Because the church created a fund specifically to provide that housing for the family, the church is returning to donors donations made for the housing. You therefore may receive a refund. The amazing thing is when you give and help, you often get it back in ways you don't expect. This wasn't the ending we expected, but we know this family truly appreciated the gift and they get to keep the love that was sent with each donation.
Karen was born in a year of the dragon and I the rooster. She is the yang and I am the yin. Do you know what your Chinese astrological animal is?
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