Again -- and it seems like the 20th time this winter, the mercury has dipped to over 20 below zero. (That's farenheit, for my international readers -- and that's COLD!!)
Just last week, I was trying to describe to an African pastor friend how the people here in the northwoods drive on the lakes, and drill holes in the ice to go fishing. He just couldn't comprehend it! (Of course, there are things HE experiences that I can't comprehend either.)
Next week, the Lord willing, our family will be celebrating Cathy's parents' 50th Anniversary in much warmer climes!
In the meantime, I'll just praise the Lord for gloves, hats, furnaces, hot chocolate, steaming coffee, and Old Faithful -- my 95 Yukon that, with one exception, has started every morning this entire winter.
Scott McKnight's perspective on Wisconsin winters made me smile.
Every day, since January 1, as I awake and get ready to face the day I've been repeating Psalm 188:24:
This is the day the Lord has made. I will REJOICE and be GLAD in it!
That puts everything in perspective.