Thursday, December 11, 2008


We were delighted Wednesday (10 December, 2008) to have snow here in the Houston area. It was the heaviest snow we've had in the 14 years we've lived here.
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Thank you, Lord, for the snow!


Ρωμανός ~ Romanós said...

I knew ours was coming, and this morning it hit, and it's not stopping here in Portland, Oregon. Some years we never even see frost on our cars all winter and the pansies and geraniums keep blooming. Other years, and this is one, we are blessed with a white Christmas.

This morning when I went to my car to see if I could get up and over the mountain to get to church on the other side, after sweeping the snow piled on the car and warming it up so the ice melted off the windows, I decided that worship would be in another format this morning: Using my trusty extra-wide push broom I swept the sidewalks clean around my house (I have a large corner lot) and then did the same for Merle, an old widow who lives next house up the mountain. That was my worship this morning, clearing the path for the many folks out there for their "walk in the first snow." (Hope I didn't spoil it for anyone; I know the joggers and runners appreciated it.)

Now as I write this, about an hour and a half later, the light snow falling and blowing has turned into a semi-blizzard, and my son tells me, "Dad, there's a storm advisory," so my wager in clearing the path was lost this time, but that just means I get to worship the Lord again when it's all over, maybe tomorrow, especially if work is shut down because of the roads.

In case I don't get another chance to say it, I wish you a very merry Christmas, and many happy returns of the Day. As for the new year, well, let's encourage one another, and live in hope…

Myra said...

How wonderful! Is that your daughter?

Jim Swindle said...

Thank you, Romanós, for your account of the snow in Portland. We still have flowers blooming, after our snow. May the Lord give you safety and joy in your snow, as well as both fruit and spiritual growth in the new year.

Thank you, Myra, for your comment and for your wonderful blog. I have a beautiful daughter, but not the girl in the photo. The girl in the photo is from our church. The photo was near 10 PM, after an extra-long choir practice.

Kim Coreson said...

Wooo hoo!!! Snow!

Welcome to Christmas paradise like we have all the time!

Thank you so much for your comments on my site, Jim. I have been blessed by surfing yours since you first posted on mine.

God bless.