Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Secret

It is no secret. I hate snow. Well, really I hate being cold. I like looking at snow. I like taking pictures of snow. but playing in the snow? snow sports? YUCK.

I am happly married to a snow-fiend. The more snow the better. He enjoys shovelling....and I am perfectly happy to let him enjoy shovelling.

However, we were both disappointed when the massive "snowstorm of the decade" dropped a measly 8". I really wanted to experience the awe of so much white stuff that just might shut life down for awhile. At least long enough so it would glisten pristine white for a day. I think HE just wanted to see how high the piles on either side of the driveway would grow.

I had finally resigned myself to the deep snow and cold that required me towear boots AND a coat. Then this week it warmed a bit. Today I walked to the store without a coat. (I probably needed one but I did it simply because I could) I was enjoying the warmth until I I looked across my backyard and saw that the only white left were the piles at the sides of the driveway and the shrinking snow-people. It made me a bit sad.

Mind you, I still long for warmer weather....but I would love if winter would get cold and snow and stay that way until spring. No slushy roads nor that awful cold that pierces through to your bones.

Of course, when the warm weather comes, it will too quickly become humid and sticky and mosquito-y.

Oh, will I ever learn Paul's secret to "being content in every and any situation"?

WAIT! I think I have! "give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1Thess. 5:18.

Now to put that into practice!

James 1:22-25 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

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