Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday Prayer List

As the coldest weather grips the US in two decades, every day survival is first on everyone's mind.  We have friends and family in the hospital because they have to fight their own personal survival first.

I am part of the church prayer list and it has been huge this fall and winter.  You wouldn't believe the amount of sick and suffering of people you know and the only  thing I can do for most of them is pray.

I've always prayed since I was a child in Sunday School.  I've seen the power of prayer in my life and in the lives of other throughout my lifetime.  Do you have a prayer list?  Do you pray?

Today's list includes:
Tom, my brother in law
Will, my son in law
Holly, my friend in Minnesota
A lady at church who has been given two weeks to live because her cancer came out of remission

The list goes on and on.  Thank you for your prayers for LuAnn and I and our friends and family.  The best part of Ag Talks Café is when someone asks for prayers and farmers come out of the woodwork to offer up their prayers.

I pray you and your family is safe through this more difficult winter.  I am glad I am not a livestock farmer today though I really am.  I take care of billions of soil livestock that keeps my soil healthy and productive.  That's why we talk about all the things we do here on HyMark High Spots.  They are tucked away in warm soil right now, ready to multiply as soon as spring comes.

Until then, we will just keep plugging along, one day at a time!

A blessed Sunday to you all on this day of Epiphany,  Remember what the gold, frankincense and myrrh represents.

Ed Winkle


  1. Happy Fanny to you too, Ed! ;)

    Although I don't know if I should congratulate you, you seem to have no handle on your livestock, letting them reproduce to the trillions, not billions:

    "In a square meter of soil one could find 1010 bacteria, 109 protozoa, 5 million nematodes, 100K mites, 50K springtails, 10K rotifiers and tardigrades, 5K insects, myriapods, spiders and diplurans, 100 slugs and snails and one, just one vertebrate—possibly the farmer or the dog."

    This is probably way underestimated, as the human body alone hosts a few hundred trillions of such microorganisms.

    This guy studied one kind of ant in the Americas for 18 years and found over 600 different species, half of which were unknown to science before, so who knows how many organisms are in soil, what they are, what they do, how they interact with each other and with the environment.

  2. I prayed for your family and friends, including the ones that you didn't mention. I may not know them, but the Lord does.