Posts Tagged "Winter"

Joy in the Ordinary

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Articles | 2 comments

Joy in the Ordinary

  “You have put gladness in my heart…” Psalm 4:7a     It’s snowing – again – still – as usual (for this time of the year).  It would be pretty if we hadn’t already seen 250” of snowfall this season.  After a time, you feel claustrophobic and restless.  Each “trip” through the house has included looking out the windows to see if the snow is slowing down.  It hasn’t.  If anything, it keeps getting heavier.    “Help me to see the beauty, Lord,” I sigh as I turn from the bedroom window, the laundry basket seemingly heavier than when I first picked...

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My Gift to Him

Posted by on Dec 25, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

My Gift to Him

Snow blankets the yard.  Icicles hang down from the roof.  Lights twinkle in windows; carols are sung on nearly every radio station.  Trees are decorated, packages are wrapped.  Soon colorful wrapping and bright bows will cover the space under the tree.  I will spend the night anticipating my husband’s reaction in the morning as he rips into those packages.   I love picking out the perfect gift for the ones I love.  I try to be creative and consider more than the price tag (though lately those price tags can cause a coronary!!!)  I like to think about the person and not just the...

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Overflowing with Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Articles | 2 comments

Overflowing with Thanksgiving

Ribbons of sunlight and slight patches of blue push through the clouds.  Gray skies, gusting winds, freezing temperatures, and steady, blowing snow have held me hostage.  Nearly four feet of snow fell in less than 48 hours.  The calendar may still say “Autumn,” but the picture outside my window definitely says “Winter.”  The snow clings to every leafless, barren branch.  The cold bites through layers of clothes.   The sunlight and blue sky, while sparse, are comforting.  I close my eyes and whisper “Thank you, Lord, for the sun and blue sky.”   I open my eyes and...

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Weird but Wonderful Day

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Weird but Wonderful Day

It’s been a weird day.  Snow squalls kept me trapped in the house (That isn’t the weird part.  It’s February in Upstate New York.  That’s pretty much the norm.), unable to spend the day at the church working on the bulletin, a task I enjoy on a weekly basis.  The wind has blown; the temperature has dropped; the sky has been gray and dismal.  I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m tired.  I’ve had the attention span of a two year old.  I’ve walked from window to window.  I’ve jumped from one magazine article to another.  I have accomplished almost nothing today (I...

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Starting Anew

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Starting Anew

Another holiday season is behind us, another year has closed.  Both Thanksgiving and Christmas were uneventful in our home.  Our usually large gatherings were small, everyone running in their own directions.  My birthday was just another day.  We had cake, coffee and gifts, but no going out to dinner, no special plans.  New Years Eve – I was in bed, reading, by 11:30.  I spent the first Saturday of the year cleaning my house and the first Sunday in bed battling a migraine.  I awoke this morning, the first Monday, to single digit temperatures, wind and blowing snow, the sky...

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