We have certainly had our share of snow up here in the frozen Tundra of Minnesota. I used to love playing in the snow as a child. We’d build gigantic snow forts and load them up with fresh snowballs for future use. We’d slide down hills on a sled or toboggan. We put on our skates and glide across the frozen creek. We made snow angels. Unfortunately, my days of dashing through the snow are numbered. I’m lucky if I can make it from the house to my car. The week before Christmas we endured below zero windchills that would send a polar bear on a Caribbean cruise, I’m beginning to develop another malady known to us northern dwellers.  It’s called Cabin Fever.

All this “Global Warming” is really becoming a big joke.  They may change the terminology to Climate Change in order to bamboozle us into thinking that our planet is out of control and if we don’t spend billions of dollars on fixing it soon, we will all die within a month. It’s funny how many of these great minds actually believe in the Creator God, yet they don’t put much faith into what He alone can accomplish.  Over the thousands of years of mankind’s existence, there is still no one who can accurately predict the weather or do anything about it.  But I digress.

Back to Cabin Fever.  This dilemma usually doesn’t occur until around mid-February when there’s little to enjoy about winter unless you love cross country skiing, snow shoeing or making snowmen. You may have to report to eating the white stuff if you can’t get to town for supplies. In other words, you become a slave to your home.  You are a prisoner within your own walls.  If you do venture out, you better be carrying a snow shovel and wearing mittens and boots.  If not, you will wind up like my pictured friend above.

Now that all the hub bub of the holidays has passed and our lives are returning to semi-reality, it’s hard to get thrilled about going anywhere.  When you open the door and are greeted by winds that freeze your nose hairs and blinding, brilliant, gray everywhere, it’s so much easier to crawl back inside and into a nice warm bed. 

I love the change of seasons that my state boasts about.  We have the best of all of them.  It’s just that winter seems to occupy most of the year. But never fear!  In a few months I’ll be complaining because of the heat.

Everyone begins as a child by liking Weather. You learn the art of disliking it as you grow up. Noticed it on a snowy day? The grown-ups are all going about with long faces, but look at the children – and the dogs? They know what snow’s made for.” C. S. Lewis



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. hatrack4 says:

    Frozen Tundra?! Mike Seidel reported from Minneapolis and called it a winter wonderland. Stay warm. I wish I was there.

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  2. Pure Glory says:

    My empathy is with you regarding the weather. Here in Alaska where I live, we have had -41 F with 20 mph winds. BRR. It finally warmed up to about zero during the day. Of course, it is pretty dark with the sun going just above the horizon for 3 plus hours. But I love the snow on the trees and the great beauty of winter, although I wouldn’t turn down a vacation in Hawaii. Blessings to you and Paul!

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    • says:

      I guess we like to complain about the weather, but like you, I love fresh white snow and how it decorates the trees. Must be why we live where we do. Thanks for reading!

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  3. Brrr! I feel like I am sometimes living in the Banana Belt here in Ohio. But then, an Arctic blast no one has seen for years descends upon the land. I can still handle winter as long as someone remembers to turn off that darn windy fan.

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