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Friday, September 22, 2017

22 Sep 17 - 0917 EDT - blog - Materialism.

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QUOTE FOR THIS POST

"Why do we accumulate material possessions and wealth, when we know it's 

a sin?"

Forrest Caricofe

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YESTERDAY AND TODAY

**YESTERDAY. After publishing my daily blog about 'loneliness,' I went outdoors

to sow the remainder of the grass seed I had and then mowed the lawn. I also 

pulled up or cut off dead plants placing them on the fire pit for burning 

tomorrow. I was surprised to learn that peaches on the ground under the peach 

tree in the southwest corner flower bed where ripe and delicious. I had believed

that it would be a year or more before the smaller than normal peaches would be

edible. 

Wade Plumbing worked from about 8:15 AM TO 4:15 PM and within the next 

several days should have the new shower installed, excluding the weekend, of 

course. Charlie, the owner says the entire project should be completed by 

October 3rd or 4th and I'll be able to take a shower again in the basement. 

I drove nowhere which is a rarity and ate my supper while watching 'Law and 

Order' on TV, then my prayer and to bed. 

**TODAY. After publishing my daily blog I'm working on now, I need to drive the 

black 2000 VW to the Advance Auto Parts store to have them check the battery 

and to my PNC bank for some banking business I need to take care of. 

The weather forecast calls for high and low temperatures of 87° and 57° with 

mostly sunny skies, with no rain through next Thursday when temperatures will

begin to drop to 70° and 66° on Friday indicating an end to Indian summer. 

Celebrate the Autumn Equinox 2017 with Jupiter, Moon Conjunction.

By Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor | September 22, 2017 07:40am ET.

1st paragraph of full article:

"After sunset on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, look low in the western sky for Jupiter 

sitting about 6 degrees to the left of the young crescent moon.

While residents of the northern half of the Earth prepare for shorter days and 

colder weather — the first day of fall is today (Sept. 22) — there is a sky 

spectacle to enjoy. Earth's moon and the planet Jupiter will be close together in 

the sky tonight and tomorrow, shortly after sunset."

Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor.

Elizabeth Howell is a contributing writer for Space.com who is one of the few 

Canadian journalists to report regularly on space exploration. She is pursuing a 

Ph.D. part-time in aerospace sciences (University of North Dakota) after 

completing an M.Sc. (space studies) at the same institution. She also holds a 

bachelor of journalism degree from Carleton University. Besides writing, 

Elizabeth teaches communications at the university and community college level. 

To see her latest projects, follow Elizabeth on Twitter at @HowellSpace.

Follow the below link for the rest of this article:

https://www.space.com/38228-autumn-equinox-2017-jupiter-moon.html

As for the rest of the day, I'll just wait and see what happens.


I HAVE SOMETHING ON MY MIND

**Is money important to us? Sure it is, especially if we don't have any. 

My Mother grew up on a farm during the world-wide depression that began on 

October 29, 1929 and lasted until 1939. They grew their own food and 

money was not so important, needing only money for staples such as salt, sugar, 

gas, etc. 

My Father, on the other hand, grew up "poor as a church mouse," having to quit 

school in the 8th grade to help support the family, having to buy food and other 

items for survival that my Mother and her family did not. 

Is money important to me? Sure it is, but I would like for things to different, 

growing my own food, "needing only money for staples such as salt, sugar, gas, 

etc.," like Mother's family more than a 100 years ago.  

I try to purchase only the things that I need and not those I want. Father and 

Mother were tight with their money, I being in most ways like them often times 

picking up pennies, "a penny saved is a penny earned."

Do my Father and Mother in Heaven approve of what I'm doing, not being 

materialistic, giving to worthwhile organizations and otherwise tight-fisted with

my money?

You know that I must go to Heaven for the answer to that.


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