Archive for January 4, 2018


I’m writing this from my church office, but I won’t be here much longer. The roads are getting pretty treacherous and I’m going to return to the safety of my home away from home, the church parsonage. I loaded a bunch of info to my computer, (no WIFI at the parsonage, and most of the time, I’m okay with that) so I can get done everything I need to get done. Why am I writing this? To show you something about life, and it starts with this statement.

“I hate Winter.”

I can’t stand it. If I was alone in the universe, I would make a b-line for some place tropical so fast it would make your head spin. Snow and ice and all the rest of Winter’s “fun” are no fun at all for me. When I hear schools trying to be all PC by calling their Christmas parties “Winter Celebrations,” I just have to laugh. What is there to celebrate about winter? Shoveling snow, power outages, impassible roads? No I really can’t stand winter. I can’t schedule anything three months our of the without having to hope I’ll be able to get there when the day arrives. Yessir, I hate Winter.

I hope you can forgive the previous diatribe, because here’s the point. There is only one good thing about Winter as far as I am concerned and that is that God made it, and if God made it, then it’s good. Inconvenient? From my point of view, absolutely, but God is always good, even when things are inconvenient. If you noticed in the above paragraph, I made the statement that if I was alone in the universe, I would be out of this area and while that is true, the better news is, I am not alone in the universe. God has given me so much here, family, friends, my church, a home, a warm place to stay when I can’t get there, and more and while I really much prefer when the Greatest Artist in the Universe works in his green palette, all these people I love are worth tolerating the weather.

God is always good, even on a snow day.

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