4;18 PM Cliff Raad has just informed me that earlier today, we wired $22,550 to our publisher in Beijing for the printing of An Anchor for the Soul in Chinese. People from all across America contributed to the project. We hope to announce soon a way in which you can make continuing contributions so that even more copies (at $1 apiece) can be printed in the future. Special thanks to everyone who made a gift to the China Book Fund.
8:52 AM Winter has returned with a vengeance to northeast Mississippi. The temp dropped 30 degrees overnight. We're under a Winter Storm Watch for Saturday with a high probability of sleet, snow and ice. "Sleet and snow Saturday morning . . . Significant ice accumulations are possible across the watch area." That's one difference from the Midwest. In Chicago we often got 6-9 inches of snow overnight but rarely had much ice. Here we don't get much snow, and if we do it doesn't stay very long. But because of the moisture from the Gulf, we sometimes get a lot of ice.
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