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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Winter Arrived Early

So I've changed blog designs AGAIN! I'm allowed, right?!

Actually I had no intention of changing so soon but upon awaking this morning, I discovered Old Man Winter paid us a visit WAY TOO EARLY this year. The ground (and my deck) is covered with a blanket of frost. This made my morning treck out to the chicken coop a little more exciting and had me moving a bit slower so I didn't slip and fall.

This is definitely my least favorite time of year. I don't like the cold, I don't like the mess of snow and ice, and I truly hate driving in wintry conditions. I used to so dread winter as it would approach (and I still do to be honest) but this year I'm trying to see it as a "character stretcher". It's so easy to practice being content in all circumstances when things are rolling right along as I like them. Wintertime is my time to put the commandment of being content in all circumstances to practice.

Phillipians 4:11 "Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am."

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