Authentic Compassion

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Welcome Spring - you've changed!


Sarcasm is not a good thing :

1 Peter 3:8 (MSG paraphrase)
Summing up: Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions. No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that's your job, to bless. You'll be a blessing and also get a blessing. Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here's what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful; Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you're worth. God looks on all this with approval, listening and responding well to what he's asked; But he turns his back on those who do evil things.

Yet here I am - NOT blessing about seasons being upside down! Sorry -not shining my little light today. Life is quite pleasant - heater running full blast - warming up bathroom so I can take a hot bath and put on sweatpants and a sweater. Hmmm - something is just not right with this picture - I'm longing for THIS:






we are getting this - by the way - that is written in SNOW not dust - it is outside not inside our house. Just keeping it real.

According to those who keep records of such things - Saturday March 20 was the beginning of spring - it began on Buhlaland with cold wind driven rain. Progression was to cold wind driven SNOW - the "s" word.
I'm sure the sun will melt away our little covering of "S" word quickly - not all the blossoms and buds are frozen and mid week we'll be back to warm breezy days with birds singing. Right now - it is good on Buhlaland - good we have central heat, hot water, hot coffee, and a sense of humor.
Bless y'all and keep your sweaters near at hand!

5 comments:

slsommer said...

...and this, too shall pass.

Vickie said...

us, too, Linda Sue. Blizzard conditions walking from the parking lot to the church auditorium this morning. No point at all in doing my hair. Even with an umbrella. it's only 34 however and not sticking, but it's been blowing 90 MPH all day. 64 tomorrow. Hope my little fragile broccolis and cabbages make it!

KathyB. said...

Ha ha, "snow, not dust!" You are always so funny LindaSue and even though you don't think you are, you are encouraging and uplifting. Well, at least you WRITE that way. Thanks for the laugh and I want some snow!!!!!( hey, we just got back from California, it is sunny there)

Sandra said...

Snow here and below freezing temps; what's spring? -smile-

Lanny said...

Ahh the sense of humor. That is what gets us through eh?