Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Gift of a Day

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength."   ... Philippians 4:12,13


Oh yesterday!

We had forty-eight incredible, sunny degrees so I washed my kitchen sink window then opened all the others and the red door, too, and switched on the ceiling fan and remembered what warm weather feels like and how it inspires my brain. 

Then I walked around the block and b-a-r-e-l-y made it home. 

Gah. While I unlocked the back door, this new ditty taunted me: 

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice laziness."

Alas! Although it's wonderful that Neighbor Mike shovels snow for us, I also see how valuable my previous 33 snow-shoveling years actually were: they kept my back strong.


After recuperating, I stepped outside again to pick up fallen branches then sat upon our sunny steps and basked and dreamed of Spring-to-be because it is coming even though today, oh dear, we're due for a blizzard and 12 inches of snow. 

Will I complain? No, for that's March in Buffalo (and besides, the Complainer's Group's quota is filled). But Winter's grip has weakened and so I'll choose faith over both cabin fever and worrying about Tom who'll be travelling home from work with thousands of others at the peak of the storm.

Today in the snow, I'll clasp a Meantime Happiness and thank God for the sweet taste of Springtime He sent us yesterday. That Hope made visible. His timing was encouraging, perfect, but then, it always is.


"May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord." 2 Peter 1:2

Maintaining a good attitude in the midst of something unpleasant is the key to victory.

What God wants to give to you will get to you; stop trying to take hold of what He hasn't handed to you yet!


This week Tom and I finally saw the movie, 42.
Loved it, although I cried through nearly the entire thing. Prejudice always boils my blood and makes tears, like steam, escape.


Just the beginning of our blizzard!


Elizabeth said...

It will not be long now and Spring will be here! Maybe this will be the last storm!

Anonymous said...

Today here was a balmy 57 degrees, after some foggy, rainy tonight we drove down to the waterfront to watch the sunset and bake a bit in the setting sun within our enclosed car...nice!! Don't envy you all that snow...but tis a great excuse to rest, relax and do whatever fun things you can from inside.
Elizabeth in WA

Anonymous said...

Spring will be there, soon, Debra. It has arrived in south Texas and working it's way to you. I like the U.S./Canada picture. Joyce

Debra said...

Hi Ladies! Thanks for your encouragement that Spring is coming soon. I can feel it and even see it in the 'slant of light' outside and the excitement grows. I think we'll all appreciate Spring a bit more than usual this year!

Thanks again.... Debra