Small efforts bring great rewards
by Alisha Malcarne,
Group Exercise Instructor, York Branch YMCA
"For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater."
My grandfather was an excellent carpenter. He honed his skills, working late into his golden years, perfecting complicated techniques and creating unique and exquisite pieces of furniture. One of the most treasured pieces is a table he made from various woods he gathered as a missionary in Australia. When my grandfather passed away this treasure went to my sister who has cherished and adored this beautiful family heirloom. Shortly after she received the table she came home from vacation to find the table had suffered water damage.