It seems this little month lacks in number of days, but there are plenty of things to celebrate. There actually are a lot of things going during this tiny month.  It’s been designated National Heart Month, Black History Month, National Weddings Month and it boasts of such celebrations as Ground Hog Day, Mardi Gras, Presidents Day, Valentines Day and believe it or not – Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day.

February tends to give us a case of cabin fever, of which I have now fallen victim. We’re growing tired of the cold weather.  We’re tired of shoveling snow.  Frankly we’re already sick of the political rhetoric being thrown at us. Tax time is in our future. Another winter storm watch is predicted. It’s no fun driving on icy roads, so we cocoon into our quiet, little retreats and watch television.  We’re already preparing for another presidential election and the list of investigations continues to grow. No wonder we’re depressed.

God tells us to turn our cares over to Him. It’s a lot easier said than done. In many ways, we want to hang on to our troubles. For some reason, we seem to think we need to be involved in our destiny, even though it has already been planned by the Creator of the Universe. He certainly knows more about the outcome than we do, and everything He does, is for our benefit.

My suggestion for February – give up watching the news for Lent.  Not really a sacrifice, in my opinion, but it will make us feel a lot better.


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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 Amazon.com.
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  1. Me too! February can be hard on many people. I have cabin fever and I’m not even stuck indoors! There is a cold front moving in and we might get some more snow, but mostly it’s just dark, windy, and rainy. Ha! Absolutely give up the news. That usually makes things worse.

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  2. hatrack4 says:

    Oh. No! I was expecting this. I heard that infernal channel devoted to weather say that Minnesota was one of the few cities in the USA with a surplus of snow this year – although the season is not over. But I was praying for you at the time. Hang in there. Spring is coming, even if it only lasts a day before the summer heat hits. And the crocus and tulips can push through the snow anyway.

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  3. hatrack4 says:

    I think it was Minneapolis, since they mentioned cities.

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  4. February has always been a highlight because it’s my birthday month. Kathy, I appreciate your view of watching less news and focusing more on our Lenten journey.

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