As the snow covers the ground the Lord covers my life with purity and peace. I love the snow. Maybe because the air is so crisp and still... so peaceful. It makes one calm and the light it brings is energizing on short winter days. I wonder what the crime rate is in towns where it snows often. I just can't imagine it being high. Who could commit a crime while it is so soft, white and peaceful -- and cold? I do know it is very low up here! Last night we were sitting near the window watching the wildlife out in abundance searching for food. They come out in full force right before a big snow so we knew one was coming. I had a urge to bake bread and Mountain Man had the urge to go hunting. ;o)
Mountain Man just appeared from up stairs with our littlest treasure snuggled securely in his masculine arms with eyes misted over from sleep. Her wee baby voice brings me joy and as I say "Good Morning sweetie" her little sleepy grin fills my heart near to bursting. I can't resist covering her with kisses. The falling snow, the warm fire, fresh baked bread of yesterday and a treasure in my arms tells me today is a day of blessings. I sat near the fire's warmth with Willow on my lap reading. Her book choice- Little Bunny Goes Potty. My book choice: "Home Town Tales" by Philip Gulley. If you have never read one his books you have missed a treat for sure! Philip Gulley is a small town Quaker minister with an absolutely delightful sense of humor. And honest to goodness his storytelling lifts my spirits. When I am finished with this one I just may have a give away of one of his books to pass this joy.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philip. 4:7
It has been a week of surprises for us. Mountain Man was laid off and our little cabin in the woods is on the market. Many ask us why we are not worried or upset. We know this is just a season of change, one that the Lord has bestowed on us. Our family is safe and healthy. What more could we ask for. We will move and build a new little cabin in the woods as we have done before. Change can bring a feeling of insecurity and unrest but I know my friend and Savior is here. He has never left me or deserted me and never will. I can't say I will not have moments of feeling down but I know the peace He brings. I just feel blessed. I have His peace and am secure in His care.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
The girls have had such fun frolicking in the snow! Oh what joy to see these little ones happy and secure, enjoying the simple things in our lovely life.
No sleds needed...
Tushy's work just as well. ;o)
Piper, helping little sister
Piper helping little sister slide down the hill
Little sister on top of Piper
Trudging through the snow...
the last leaf of fall
I like this snow stuff
A warm feather bed to snuggle under at night in our little cabin in the woods...
Have blessed week and enjoy the precious gifts you have now!