Wednesday, October 3, 2012


The cold front from Canada arrived as predicted, and temperatures plummeted on cue. Yesterday we perspired in tank tops, working to the harmonies of robin chirps and red-tailed hawk cries; today we shivered in winter coats, working to the tune of the howling wind. Yesterday we guzzled glasses of iced tea; today we sipped mugs of steaming tea and made a pot of vegetable soup. Yesterday the animals napped in the shade; today they searched for sunshine—all except for the cat, who gave up tiger-in-the-jungle practice in favor of hibernation on the bed.

The local meteorologists, who’ve probably been bored silly all summer, with nothing to forecast but heat and red flag warnings for four months, are happily projecting snow on Friday! Ahem. Haven’t we forgotten something? I think we skipped a season!

“Real wisdom, God's wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced.”              –JAMES 3:17


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