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Winter’s Beginning


Sunday morning, some of the ‘raindrops’ did not fall, but tumbled and drifted in the wind, the winter’s first attempt at snow.

Our fire is burning and we have cups of tea standing around and there’s the promise of soup for lunch.  We make the extra effort to focus on warmth and coziness, sleep in a bit, put more vitamin D on the vitamin plate, and use the treadmill to warm up.

Winter, this gift from God, is one I do not want to receive.  But our heavenly Father has all things in his hands, even the weather and our every shiver, so in faith that it is a good gift, we give thanks…even though we also pray for some more lovely weather.


  1. Yes, it’s coming. I’m not looking forward to it this year, as I’m expecting in January and I have a feeling we won’t be getting outside much. But it’s only a season. We will stay cozy and do a lot of reading, no doubt. And you are so right… in everything give thanks!

  2. JoAnn says:

    We’ve been blessed with a very warm fall, but I know it will be changing soon. It’s the time of year to curl up with a good book or craft, something warm to drink and a nice blanket. 🙂

  3. Haha! Annie Kate, I do so relate! You are a lovely writer…and, as we embrace all that God has for us, even the chill of winter and the trials of life, we learn to be content in all things…this is freedom in Christ at its best! Warm hugs to you!! Enjoy the tea and hearty soup, dear friend!
    “…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thess. 5:18

  4. Annie Kate says:

    Wow, Nelleke, I hope you enjoy the outside time before the baby comes…and all the lovely books you read when it is too cold to be outside. Blessings as you prepare and wait for baby.

    JoAnn, we have our pile of blankets all ready, as well as games and many lovely books. I’m sure you’ll enjoy another winter of making lovely crafts.

    Thank you, Jacqueline! Yes, learning to be content in all things is an ongoing project, sometimes easy and sometimes hard. I just got a plaque with that text on it…in Chinese!

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