Here in the Atlantic Northeast, we are anticipating some snow. Some areas north of here have already had a bit but this will be our first significant storm of the season. Schools are closed or closing early and that means I have my precious Isabella with me.
Anticipation of snow is usually a good thing for me. It is so beautiful and pure. Then, a few days later, in some places it is dirty and either frozen hard or slushy. Sounds like humans; we come into the world so innocent and then we are exposed to the darkness that seems to rule this world.
Take heart! There is a light in this world that none can put out! He brings hope and unconditional love. Hear that? Unconditional! "’Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you." (Isaiah 54:10). All ya have to do is seek Him and He is with you! Immediately. And He will never leave you. Nope. No matter what you do or say. He loves you. "…I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness." (Jeremiah 31:3)
No matter what has happened in my life, and, believe me, garbage has happened, I have been able to lean on the strength of this love; on the promises of He who created me. As hard as it is to believe, He loves me even more than a mother can love her child or I can love Isabella! That’s hard for me to understand but I believe it with all my heart, soul and mind. My wish for you is that you will experience the same hope and peace as I. If you would like more info., click HERE.
What do you like to do on a day when the weather keeps you inside (snow, heavy rain, etc.)? Well, I usually have very good intentions such as cleaning, baking, etc. However, I like to watch a movie, make a comfort meal of maybe soup and I love to look out the window and watch the snow coming down or the wind blowing forcefully and lightning. Right now I would like to take a nap before the action starts!
Do you feel comfortable driving in bad weather? As a rule, yes. I’ve found it is the drivers who are nervous are the biggest danger. Best to stay home.
What is your favorite soup? Hmmm…my mom’s lentil soup is great. Yankee Bean soup is great, too.I made a great split pea soup this week…hmmm…I can’t decide.
Have you ever gone snow skiing? Did you like it? I liked it very much. Once I had The Girl, though, it was too expensive a sport to continue.
What do you imagine your ideal bad weather day to look like? I picture a room with a fireplace with a cozy fire, a big window showing the snow falling outside, a book and quiet all around me. Ahhh…I think I just had an out of body experience!
Tell me how you deal with the storms of life. blessings, g