Thursday, February 19, 2009

Celebrate Winter?

Spring is the only season that does not arrive a month early.

How pretentious can one be? (That's my own quote.)

It hasn't been a long, hard winter, though my heart hasn't figured that out. I am in some sort of winter in my mind that has lasted much too long. So this morning's snow matched my spirits...chilly.



After Valentine's Day, I changed the message on my little chalkboard immediately...



This morning, I was reminded to slow down, wait, abide, resist the urge to wish time away...

(You may read exactly what we did by following the link to Our Daily Bread on my sidebar.)

Check back tomorrow to see if I was able to do any celebrating.

Enjoy your day whether it be a spring one or, like mine, very much a winter one.

23 comments:

  1. I will be reading exactly what you did in a few minutes...we always read from the Daily Bread devotional at breakfast. There are many promising signs of spring out here...and I'm planning to get out there and take a close-up look today. You'll find something to celebrate, Vee!

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  2. I'll have to bookmark that site. I read and I listened - thank you.
    Over here spring is in the air, but not yet in the ground, which is still too cool for the daffodils that are waiting to poke their heads up.

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  3. I had to smile when I read your post, yesterday mine was "waiting for spring". We have a few treasured days of sun and warmth here in the northwest before winters dark, rainy days come back. I will have to go read the article and prepare to winter again in a few days.

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  4. The snow didn't thrill me either, Vee. I sat glumly thinking it will be at least another month before I see a robin. Yet God is faithful and spring will come...eventually! I guess we will have to frequent those blessed bloggers who live in warmer climates to get our spring "fix". In the meantime, I have enjoyed the Daily Bread in the past--I'll have to check out your link! ~Kathy

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  5. Vee,
    Praying you will experience renewal of spirit and brightness of outlook as you await the arrival of spring to your soul. Happy celebration day!

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  6. I hope the Reading worked, for you.

    As for me, in my "Covered With Whipped Cream Looking" Snow World, I leave you with my quote of today.

    -grumble- -grumble- -grumble-

    Aunt Amelia
    "There seems to be so much more winter than we need this year."
    ~ Kathleen Norris
    ^_^

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  7. Oh but looking out your window the snow and the trees look so beautiful! I love the snow, just not the cold, and the gloom in between the snows

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  8. I have the daily bread sitting on my coffee table too. .
    OH Vee. ..I pray a note of spring in your heart today . . maybe it won't look it outside, but perhaps . . .a wee bit inside will come your way.

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  9. We had a few days of bright sun and slightly warmer temps but woke up to a heavy frost this morning.

    I wouldn't mind snow though...of course we don't get as much as you do....

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  10. After ten years in Texas where fall lasts one month, winter is six weeks (with shorts and teeshirt days mixed in), spring is another six weeks and summer lasts EIGHT LONG HOT SWEATY MONTHS...all I can say is I am loving each and every single snowflake that falls here in Utah. Someone asked me if I was tired of winter yet. Not by a long shot! I actually used to get depressed by spring because it meant summer was coming...

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  11. Thanks for the good advise, Vee. We are getting set for more very cold temps the next few days and I have been so dreading them.... I want Spring!

    I needed to be reminded to enjoy each day for what it holds and stop wishing for better ones.

    Rhonda

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  12. Hurry Spring! I like that :) I too enjoy Our Daily Bread, I haven't read today's so I'd better run and do that.

    Keep warm dear Vee :)

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  13. I read The Daily Bread every morning and have for years. I used to get the little book, but now I just read it on line.
    Reading that and walking and I'm set for the day. :-)

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  14. I liked the Daily Bread website you told us all about it. Very uplifting.

    Isn't it funny how we all wish our lives away? When it's summer and it's hot I wish for Autumn's coolness, then in Autumn I wish it were Christmas, then in Winter I wish for Spring's rebirth, and then in a cold damp Spring I want the warmth of summer..lol!

    Live for the moment, I guess.:-)

    I have actually been enjoying making hot soups and bread , and wearing my woolens and boots, and feeling cozy under blankets this winter.

    We didn't get snow yesterday that needed shoveling, so maybe that is why I'm not upset with winter right now...lol!

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  15. Hi Vee,
    My day is definitely a wintery one! Oh, we have the sun shining ever so bright....but, the winds are stronger and the air is frigid! I have a small chalkboard we found up in our attic a while back with childrens names written on one side. I have left those names (to the best of my ability), but I too write little notes and prop it up against a plate holder like you have done with yours. Seeing your Think Spring made me realize I still have a big pink heart on mine. I better go change it....thanks for the reminder!

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  16. Good Winter Morning, Vee. I posted photos of my snowy, frozen lake yesterday and a little thought on thinking of spring. In this part of the country we really can't let ourselves think of spring too much yet because it is really almost 2 months away. Our trees and bushes will start giving us back their leaves in mid-April. Planting annuals, usually not until May 18 or so. I love spring. It will come. It is a promise!

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  17. Love, Love your new header Vee. Your home is so lovely!!!!

    Hang in there baby Springs coming!!!

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  18. Ours was very wintry...cold and windy and very gray! But my hubby and I went for a drive and I have a roast in the oven...life is good!

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  19. Sometimes I think I'm the only person enjoying winter! I'm not ready for spring. My husband keeps complaining about how cold he is (you know it can't be THAT cold in Atlanta)!

    Manuela

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  20. Hi Vee! I also eagerly anticipate the beauty and warmth of Spring! I haven't posted in a while--just figured out how to put a photo on, but I really feel the Lord led me to write this. Hope you'll check it out. V.

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  21. I did read the Daily Bread today too. It's that hope isn't it? That the long wait through winter will end. And He has promised that "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and winter and summer, and day and night, shall not cease." Genesis 8:22 His faithfulness to give this earth (and me) what we need! Looking forward to hearing how you are celebrating!

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  22. What a lovely post, I almost don't mind that it isn't Spring yet. It was a promise of a Spring Day, but tonight brings blustery winds of the Winnie-The-Pooh kind. Well, we can dream can't we?
    Karen

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  23. We love your quote...oh how true it is...spring where art thou! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful words and prayers!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

    smiles, kari & kijsa

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