WINTER BLUES OR WHITES

Hey friends, how are you today? Just today, how are you doing? In fact, right this very minute…how are you? Right now, I feel fine and I am excellent.  Spotify has placed my favorite songs for 2020 in one spot and I think these are still my favorite, so far in 2021.  This week has been absolutely crazy in our household with college preparations.  One would think that because this isn’t our first rodeo, we would be cool, calm and collected by now.  But unfortunately, this isn’t us; I am 99.9% sure something will still have to be mailed because it was left behind (accidentally of course).  I’ve said it a thousand times, everything needed for school, please leave in your rooms, but still there are college paraphernalia all over the house.   So, inevitably something will be forgotten.  Anyway, that’s how I’m doing; go ahead and tell me how you’re doing, and we will commiserate together.  

Of the four seasons, winter is my least favorite. I love the outdoors, well… not outdoors…OUTDOORS, (like camping under the stars, nope, not for me, I know everyone has to die at some point, but I’d prefer not to be eaten), but I do enjoy nature.  Winter makes nature walks and outdoors a tad bit uncomfortable. But I do enjoy winter though. I love the crisp, white snow, I enjoy the absolute silence that the snow brings with it.  I enjoy the swirling of the snow as it falls gently to the ground.  I do think snow is the best thing about winter.  Lately though, winter, in our neck of the woods, has been milder than the previous years and so far, just our ‘scary’ trees are all we have to show that winter is here.  In retrospect, I don’t mind the milder temperatures, it reminds me that change is coming.

Change is inevitable and unavoidable, and also necessary in this world, we live.  Because I don’t usually like change, I have to ensure that my foundation is ‘sure’ (get it?).  My source of strength and my shelter must be steady and unmovable and secure.  Huh! I know exactly what to do and where to go for that! I go to my Rock, my Savior, Jesus Christ and I stay in His Word.  

How are you doing? Where will you go when change comes? 

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  1. Ohhhh the cold weather! I agree though I don’t mind the snow and actually I always say if it’s going to be cold well then it might as well snow!!!!
    I’m ready for a bit warmer weather because, like you, I’d like to be able to get out and take an enjoyable walk!!

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  2. Winter is my least favorite season,too. I was born for summer weather. At this moment I am snuggled under a blanket with my oldest thinking I should’ve taken a nap when both kids were sleeping. Oh well.
    I know that I can always turn to Abba Father, but I am grateful to have close friends who speak His truth into my life when I need it.

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      1. Yes we do and I’m loving it! I knew I wanted to homeschool from the beginning. It’s amazing to see how different my kids’ interests are and I’m able to incorporate Bible teaching in our curriculum.

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  3. Winter has been very mild in our area so far this year….in the 70’s this week. I’m wondering if winter got lost along the way; it sure feels more like spring! My daughter lives in Colorado….she gets 17 degrees, 23 degrees; and here I sit wondering if all our winter went east!

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  4. It has been strange weather here in the Southern Hemisphere too, our normally sweltering Australian Summer hasn’t come! We still have Autumn weather in mid January which isn’t heard of normally!

    Today, spiritually I’m traveling really well, physically not so much. :-/

    I’m similar Brenda I need to know my solid foundation & praise God that’s Him!
    I also like routine, especially in this state of chronic health issues but there’s always a little change even in that each day simply because nothing in this world is static…
    Bless you,
    Jennifer

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  5. Love your tree pictures. Felt sorrow at the two twins, lopped off at the knees.
    Today is day 2 of raging winds: 55 mph howling with snow. Fortunately the snow is more minimal, but it becomes a blizzard with that kind of wind. They had 98mph north of us. We still did our out-and-about stuff, but had to hold on to doors opening. And hats. I gotta wear my safety goggles to go out to get the mail.

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    1. I’ve missed taking the time to take photos, these winters months says stay indoors, but I really need the outdoors; nature is calling my name 😂😂 I can just imagine you with the ‘wind’ goggles 🥽 that’s funny. Thanks for the laughter, I needed it

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  6. Wonderful post, as always, Brenda! Winter has been wonderfully mild in our neck of the woods as well. In fact, I did my errands today in a t-shirt! (40s is close enough to warm to me this time of year!) It was beautiful and the SUN is shining. Thanking God for the beautiful day He has made today! Tomorrow it is supposed to rain/snow, so definitely enjoying the sun for today and will enjoy the weekend inside with family tomorrow! God Bless!

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  7. I hear you! The trees are scary but not when we keep our eyes of faith raised to our Rock and our Redeemer. “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his strength” @ Ephesians 6:10

    Encouraging words, Brenda, for the winter blues. Thanks. 🙂

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