Winter…In Southern Illinois…Changes Daily!

I love weather!

My son, Jonathon, often comments that I am into weather in all of it’s forms!

One byproduct of global warming is a, continuous, change in weather!

Yesterday it was in the mid 50s’…while today it is in the 20s’…and sleeting and snowing!

IMG_3615 3The seasons remind me of life!

Truly, the winter makes me think, today, of the loss of my friends… of their young daughter.

Friendship is, extremely, important to me.  I have a friend who has undergone some significant health concerns, over the past few months, and I think of her and, my good friend, her husband, daily!

IMG_3613 2For months we have been wrestling and worrying regarding my wife’s physical condition…and I am grateful that everything has turned out good!

IMG_3609 3When we are young, and as a tree, full of sap…we feel that this thing called life…will never end…but that would be…believing in a myth!

We should arise from our chairs and hug and kiss the people that we care about and tell them that we love them…and tell them what we love about them!

IMG_3642 2‘It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.’   is a quote by Winston Churchill…that can be applied to…life!

IMG_3641 2‘Two little lines I heard one day,

Traveling along life’s busy way;

Bringing conviction to my heart,

And from my mind would not depart;

Only one life, twill soon be past,

Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,

Soon will its fleeting hours be done;

Then, in that day’ my Lord to meet,

And stand before his judgment seat;

Only one life, ’twill soon be past,

Only what’s done for Christ will last…’…..C.T. Studd


All to often we live from day to day believing that nothing will change…and our loved ones will be there for our purposes…rather it be….a closer bonding…or an apology…or a reconciliation…or and opportunity to know and understand each other…more fully!

We know that, tomorrow, will be just the day to accomplish the mending of the tears in the net of our relationships.  We know that our loved one is just a telephone call away…or, perhaps, is in the next room………


My mom died of Alzheimer’s disease.  It was a, long, progressive disease.  Her mind had slipped away…before I could, properly, express…my love and appreciation for her!


Do not wait!

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