Gratitude Day 204 – Old Man Winter

Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

Jeremiah 18:14 – Does the snow of Lebanon ever leave the highland crags? Or does cold water flowing from a distance ever fail?

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Old Man Winter has blown into Wisconsin … and has no intentions of leaving anytime soon.

Last week, we had snow and cold. On Saturday morning, Hubby Rick announced is was -22 outside shortly before I left for a meeting. This is -22 temperature; not wind chill.

We’re in for another round of snow on Monday and then days of bitterly cold weather. Like, not above zero as a high bitterly cold.

Looks like most every school in Wisconsin is canceled on Monday because of the impending snow storm. How many schools will be then closed because of the extended cold remains to be seen.

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For everyone, the cold weather is difficult and challenging. It’s even more so if you fall into one of these categories:

  • You work outside. People who move snow, work for a public works division, or others who are required to work even in awful weather.
  • Farmers and ranchers.
  • Police officers, EMT’s, fire fighters and other safety servants.
  • Plumbers, electricians and heating folks who help those with problems from the weather.
  • Truck drivers.
  • Meteroligists who people love to dislike when forecasts are awful or challenging to predict.
  • The homeless.
  • People living in marginal living conditions.
  • Elderly and those with significant health conditions.
  • And a whole bunch of other groups I’m failing to mention.

If you live somewhere where the weather is going to be challenging this week, be mindful of those who are dealing with the weather. Give them extra grace. Provide some way to help them. Count your blessings and realize how fortunate you are if you aren’t on this list.winter+weather

For those who live and work in situations challenged by snow and cow, I am grateful.

Holy God – please be with those who live in a place where the snow and cold can affect them this week. When a difficult situation arises, please bring others to assist and uphold those challenged by our weather. May we all be a pit more patient this week. Amen.

Blessings –

Dianne

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