And ... more snow.
 Who can complain about this extravagant display of beauty that meets every glance?
(Those who operate the family snow shovels, that's who.)
After extended stinginess on my part toward piggish starlings
and warlike sparrows, the bird feeders are filled and busy again.

“Come now, and let us reason together,” saith the Lord
“Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; 
though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."


Pour It On

I always make Valentine cards or notes for my sons even though they're mostly-grown. 
Is that hokey?
It just seems like a perfect chance to express a little mother love, and a great
 opportunity to remind them Who loves them more than anyone else ever could.
This Valentine verse from last year still holds its place on the magnetic board in 
the kitchen. I made it for myself and couldn't throw it away when March came 'round.

"...each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me..." 

That's good stuff there - better than a box of chocolates!  
Where in this world can we get  truly unfailing love -
the unconditional kind that never runs out, never grows cold, never lacks power? 
Only from the Heavenly Father!
And He gives it so lavishly, pouring it out, without any concern for waste.

I think this verse might stay through all of 2015, too ...


Single Snowflake

When is it going to snow around here, anyway? 
The northeast is hogging all the fun!
And all the snow days.
After all those warnings ...
 'This winter will be much worse than last!'
...every grocery had a mountain of rock salt to sell, and every hardware store 
owner cheerfully stuffed a bin full of snow shovels. 
The old folks took delight in crowing the wisdom of the Farmer's Almanac:
'Last year's polar vortex will have nothing on the coming winter of 2014/2015!'
But so far - barely a flake. 
What happened farmers?
So we've not had an occasion to hang our January paper snowflakes. 
This lonely one is taped to the wall in hopes of attracting more.

I'll let you know if this technique works!


Personality Plus

Stubborn as a mule.
Or this Shakertown donkey.