Looking Up...

Welcome this fine rainy late winter morning! Well, it looks like the snows almost gone. We have little piles here and there where it drifted, but mostly whats left is the brown grass of winter. Today will probably add to a lot of peoples depression with the economy and all. Even the working people are discouraged and worried.

Things are looking up...

I was listening to Crown Financial Ministries this morning. They gave a little morning minute on WEEC which was a shining light. So many people are going around and sounding like the sky is falling. He says we have 93% of the people working and there are companies that are even hiring. Now, I like that way of thinking!

Yes, things are tight and who knows might get worse, but look at the 93% who are working and look at it from that angle. Of course, we have to pull our purse strings in a little, but you know it's good to watch your budget.

A brother-in-law sent out an email this morning that I totally agree with...

Henry David Thoreau reminded us that a man is wealthy in proportion to the number of things he can afford to do without. The economic and energy crises that the world faces will probably be used by God to encourage people to simplify their lives. Too many of us know "the price of everything and the value of nothing." We are so glutted with luxuries that we have forgotten how to enjoy our necessities.

Today is a day of reconsidering the value of everything and to look on the upside not the downside. God is still in control and we live by His economy.

Just a few thoughts that I thought that I'd share with you today!

Have a great day... after all 93% of Americans are still working!!!

The Quiet of A Snowy Day

Just sitting here at my desk and looking out on the quiet of a snowy day, I think of the following verse.

God's love is such a quiet thing,
And yet it's everywhere.
You feel it in a gentle snow
Or in an answered prayer.
-author unknown

Punxsutawney Phil Saw His Shadow...

Well, six more weeks of winter... Yeah! I would much rather have six more weeks of snow than rain. Snow is pretty and fun! Last year was perfect for fruit trees and crops. The winter lasted longer and everything worked out fine. We had a great harvest.

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania has had this Groundhog Day tradition since 1887. Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow 97 times since then. They do not have records for nine years and he has not seen his shadow 15 times. It sure makes for a great fun festive time for these folks, I'd love to be there, maybe, someday. Anyway, you folks in Pa can keep on skiing!

Will Punxsutawney Phil See His Shadow Today?

Are you a Punxsutawney Phil follower? Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? That is the big question on this Feb 2, 2009. I'll let you know just as soon as I find out.

Snow, Snow & More Snow...

This has been a week of snow, snow and more snow. We've had at least 13" of snow. We've had blowing wind and drifting drives and roads. This winter reminds me of the 1960's a lot. We had lots of snow back then. Of course, I think last year was a cooler winter also. It sure seems like we are going into cooler times.

The picture to the right is supposed to be a winter scene. I'm not sure it doesn't also look like waves in an ocean. Oh well, pretend that it is snow. I had a computer crash just before Christmas and I've lost lots of pictures, articles and poems that I've written. Some were saved on my external hard drive, but lots weren't . We live and learn don't we.

Today, my thoughts are on the scripture in Ephesians 5:1, "Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children." It's very humbling just to think that we can imitate God. For sure, we can't do it on our own. We need God's guiding hand daily.

Have a blessed day!