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So today is supposed to be the first snow of the season.  I am becoming less enchanted with snow each year.  However, in view of the weather predictions, I thought I would share this music video for Music Video Friday.  Enjoy your day!

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Posted November 20, 2015 by thoughtfulbeliever in Experiences, Life, Music

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Cold Wind   Leave a comment


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Well, this week it has become evident that winter is eager to arrive.  Most of this week has been filled with cold winds and snow flurries.  There is talk that this weekend will produce the first significant amount of snow in our area.  I must confess that I like the winter weather less every year.  Today as I was walking back from the local coffee shop, the wind was blowing strongly against me and the cold seemed to be penetrating every piece of clothing that I am wearing.  I often say that the wind always makes the cold of winter seem so much worse.

As I sat in my warm office after returning, I spent some time thinking about the cold wind.  I thought about the biting feeling of that cold wind.  I pondered the way that it I struggle to move forward against that wind and the extra energy that I exert because of it.  These thoughts caused me to reflect upon the “cold winds” of life; those individuals and situations that seem to bite at me and cause me to struggle.  I believe that this can also be witnessed in the lives of organizations; the “cold winds” that make forward progress seem very difficult.

Whether we are talking about the cold winds of winter weather or the cold winds of life, the important thing to do is to insure that you have someone who can “warm” you up.  Just as wrapping up in a blanket on a snowy and windy night can bring warmth and comfort to your body, having friends and family who can wrap around you during the cold periods of life are invaluable.  Facing the cold becomes more bearable if you are assured that there is something or someone in your life that can bring you warmth.

I am grateful that the Lord has provided me warmth in life by those who have become a part of my life.  I am grateful that the Lord provides me an endless source of warmth through the Lord’s love.

Not Ready Yet   Leave a comment


Cold windThe first cold snap of the fall has arrived today.  The cool wind from the north is a not-so-gentle reminder that winter awaits us.  All I want to do is scream, “I AM NOT READY YET!”  I am becoming less and less enamored with winter; the cold temperatures, biting winds, and endless snow.  So I would like to delay the onset of winter as long as possible.  This cold temperature change is not giving me confidence in a delay.

As I thought about not being ready for winter, I began to turn to what types of life experiences that most of us truly are not ready for even though we have no control over their arrival.  I would have to admit that I am sure that I truly was not ready to be a parent.  While the concept of having a baby seemed a bit exciting, I had no idea what lay ahead for me as a parent.  There truly have been great joys which accompanied having children but there also have been some challenges and frustrations.

I was talking with some college students yesterday and they were discussing what changes awaited them when they graduated from college.  I indicated to them that there would be some wonderful aspects of making this transition in their lives.  I also mentioned that there would be some challenges which they would have to encounter.  One of the significant changes would be in all the decisions which they would have to make and the reduction of “things being provided for them.”  Again, I would say that I was not ready yet for this transition when I was younger (although at the time I thought I was more than ready) but I managed through the challenges and grew in the process.

So while I am not ready yet for colder weather and the changes which accompany the temperature change, I will be able to manage through it.  Just as I manage through temperature changes, I can and will manage through whatever life changes may lay ahead for me whenever they occur.  Even if I AM NOT READY YET!

 

Posted September 11, 2014 by thoughtfulbeliever in Experiences, Life

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I’m Alive   Leave a comment


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This morning has proven to be a very cool Autumn day.  There is a pretty strong breeze and the temperatures started out in the low 30’s.  I actually got out my winter coat as I prepared to leave the house this morning.  I am not ready for Winter to arrive!!!  I have come to find that I grow a bit older in age, I dislike winter (and especially the cold) more and more.  I have lived in the Midwest all of my life so you would think that I would be use to this colder weather, and I probably am, but I even though I am used to it, I don’t have to like it.

So I decided that I either could just whine about the colder weather (which I still may do) or I could try to find a positive about it.  As I was walking to the coffee shop this morning, I realized how the cold breeze seemed to awaken me.  I felt like the breeze was trying to remind me that I am alive.  The crispness is like a jolt of energy that says, “wake up and experience the day.” 

Now, I still am not extremely happy about the colder temperatures but I am grateful for the reminder that “I’M ALIVE.”

Posted October 20, 2011 by thoughtfulbeliever in Life

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