On June 25 we got 89mm of rain. In July we got more (25mm on the 3rd, 30mm on the 7-8th). So it is very surprising what I had to do last night (July 18).

Early morning storm

Early morning storm

I had to start watering the gardens (what’s left of the vegetables and the flowers)! We have gone through a long stretch of scorching heat. In fact, yesterday when I got home from work I was showing symptoms of heat stroke! Overnight I have recovered.


It shows we better keep alert, spiritually. If Followers of Jesus ever become complacent in our condition, or simply spend so much time complaining that we miss what goes on, trouble follows.

“Be alert at all times. Pray so that you have the power to escape everything that is about to happen and to stand in front of the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36 God’s Word©).

“Be alert. Be firm in the Christian faith. Be courageous and strong. Do everything with love” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14 God’s Word©).

“Keep your mind clear, and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion as he looks for someone to devour. Be firm in the faith and resist him” (1 Peter 5:8-9a God’s Word©)).