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Milk Run: Mediator (Esther 4:12-14)

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This is one of a series of posts called Milk Runs which are intended to provide short, clear teachings from the Bible and their application for Christians.  For more information about the series, please see the explanatory post.  Now to the regularly scheduled programming:


When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape.  For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish.  And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”

Esther 4:12-14 (NIV)

The book of Esther is a little strange.  It starts with some background info that tells of King Xerxes wanting to show off his queen, Vashti, and…

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Better Visibility at Powell Seed Farm

Visibility was poor at best when pulling out of the driveways at Powell Seed Farm and the house when they were installed over 30 years ago.  With our customers and ourselves being 31 years older, our reflexes and decision making skills have faded a bit over time.  Couple that with increased traffic and much of the traffic is speeding (or on the phone or texting), make this area very dangerous for pulling out onto the highway, especially for slower pullouts, like tractor-trailers, tractors, old farm trucks, and pickups pulling loaded and long trailers.  So Allen and John cut down and pulled out of the way the big pin oak along the road bank.  Allen and Nathan have torn out the old fence and are installing new fence about 12 feet further back from the highway.   Both these should increase visibility of the oncoming traffic from the south on Hwy 5 making it safer to pull out onto the highway.  Let’s hope so.

We hate to cut out trees, but this one is not valuable and has not helped with safety on the highway.  As it turned out, the middle was rotten, so perhaps we just kept this big tree from falling on the highway in the next tornado or high wind!

Pin Oak tree that Allen and John cut and removed from Highway 5 roadbank
Pin Oak tree that Allen and John cut and removed from Highway 5 roadbank