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Consider this quote from Abe Lincoln

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."



Oh what a joy the first snow fall of the season can be. The kids were out of school on Friday and I took the day to play stay at home Dad again for a day. I needed to run some errands in Des Moines so loaded up the two little ones and off to the big city we went. It was a wonderful day of wandering around stores. CompUSA, Target and finally Lowe’s.

We had gone in to find a new thermostat and the kids wanted to see all the Christmas decorations. They were really excited about the singing and dancing Santa, Christmas tree and Snowmen, but what they really loved was the giant blow-up snow globes. Inside there were small white pebbles that would suck up through a tube then shower down over the Winnie the Pooh Christmas scene inside.

Little did we know that leaving the store we would find it beginning to snow, and for a minute driving home from Des Moines that day I began to wonder if I had forgotten how to drive in winter weather.

Sunday, the pastor was a little under the weather so I filled in. With a crazy weekend and being mentally shut down I had no real sermon to share but thought maybe I could get away with stretching out the children’s sermon a bit, which seemed to work like a charm! We talked about the seasons. How nice it is in the Spring with all of the wonderful flowers, then Summer when it is warm and fun to be outside. Just when we get used to the nice weather along comes fall, the leaves turning wonderful colors and falling to cover our yards. Then Winter, with it’s cold and snow, covering everything, making it hard to do all the fun things we like to do.

We ended up with the thought that when Winter comes to a close and Spring arrives again it’s just God’s way of saying, “Congratulations you survived, sorry about that blizzard.” See, just a little thought to get you through the next few snowfalls.

See you next week..Remember, we’re all in this together.