Are you afraid? Many of us in the United States and around the world are afraid. Have you seen grocery shelves this third week of March, 2020? Panicked shoppers are buying up all the toilet paper and other staples. Multiple articles are posted every day about the coronavirus, with the number of cases in your county and your country, keeping track of the cases and the deaths.
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1 NIV
Recently I finished reading a book that described some of the most reliable soldiers of the Revolutionary War. General George Washington called upon them to fight some of the most difficult battles of the war, and time after time they came through. They went up against the best the British army could send out and held their own. They sacrificed their health, their homes, and sometimes their very lives. They faithfully fought with General Washington in the very worst of times, when all seemed lost. General Washington would not stand alone.
n our yard out by the street there are a couple of buckeye trees. I did some research online and found some interesting things from a gardening website. First and most important, the nuts of the buckeye are poisonous – don’t eat them. I discovered that the only buckeye native to California is Aesculus californica, or California buckeye, and its growth patterns are a little different. “Aesculus californica is summer deciduous, sometimes defoliating in early July, and it is the first tree leafing out each year.