We were blessed with a white Christmas yesterday. At least 6, 8 or maybe 12 inches came down. I have not heard the final totals.
This picture was taken during the last winter storm when it was warmer out.
It is in the teens with wind chill in the single digits. The thought of opening the sliding glass door and stepping out into the weather to take a current picture is not a good idea, especially since I’m fighting off a cold or sinus infection.
So here’s a little winter wisdom.
Winter should not be considered as only negation and destruction. It is a secret and inward working of powers, which in spring will burst into visible activity.
~Henry James Slack (1818–1896), The Ministry of the Beautiful, “Conversation IV: Spring-time on the Western Coast,” 1850 [Lyulph speaking —tεᖇᖇ¡·g] – – – QuoteGarden.com
Another little bit of wisdom from me to all those who live in Northeast Ohio, have your pantry and freezer stocked. It’s going to be a long, snowy winter.
Welcome to the second week of Advent – the week of love. This country needs more love towards one another and to realize how much God love us. It is because of His love for us that we have hope and that we…
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Now I know living out Ephesians is very difficult nowadays due to the division in our country. God calls us to love others and that includes those who believe opposite us on different issues.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
1 John 4:16
So let us rely on God’s love to help us love others in this advent season. It just may make the waiting to celebrate Christmas more bearable.
Al Gore was president-elect for 37 days in 2000 before George Bush prevailed, so this fight is in the early stages. Besides it is not constitutional for the media to declare the winner in any presidential race.
Nevertheless He saved them for the sake of His name, That He might make His power known.
I got this coin at a Hallmark store years ago. On the back is the Hallmark crown. About 6 months ago I found this while cleaning the bedroom. This past Saturday I found it on my desk. It will be with me wherever I go from now on.
For no matter what happens between now and Inauguration Day, God will show up. Just be bold enough and open your eyes to Him.