The Storms Of Life

Everyone is tuning in to hear the latest on the big storm that is going to hit the east coast. The weather people are calling it

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the “Franken-storm”, the “perfect storm“, or just plain Sandy. Whatever it is called….it is big and messy. My beloved home state of Maryland is probably going to get a direct hit. Here in Ohio, where I’m at now, we have the wind and snow. It is snowing on and off even as I type this post.

How many times are we faced with storms in life? Sometimes, much like Sandy, we can see the storm coming. We can prepare ahead of time. We know what we are up against. Other times we are caught in a storm that slams us to the ground. We didn’t see it before it hit. We are left scared, beaten down, and drowning.

What do we do when faced with a “perfect storm”?  How we react in the middle of the storm, when the waves are crashing hard, tells a lot about what we believe. More than that…it tells in WHO we believe…. He, who can calm any storm in life.

He (Jesus) got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. Mark 4:39 NIV


Thanking Him even as the storm approaches……

* a warm, snug house

* taking care of all the pets, making sure everyone is fed and warm

* the smell of fresh brewed coffee

* a new chocolatey creamer

* goofing around with hubby

* steel gray, wintry skies

* the first snow flakes of the season

* new cars for sons

* happy faces of boys that have “wheels”

* big brown doggie eyes

* friends

* shopping with my daughter while she reads me interesting “Guinness World Book” facts

* warm, cozy socks and sweaters

5 thoughts on “The Storms Of Life

  1. We all do have storms in our lives, whether literal like Hurricane Sandy, or with things that happen. The scripture that you referenced is perfect for the next few days.

  2. Most of your posts remind me of something about my years in Iowa. Today it’s “steel gray, wintry skies”. I loved looking up at those skies from home in Shenandoah, Iowa. I loved winter. You are truly blessed. You are inspiring me to focus more on my blessings each day. I’m grateful you carved out the time to write this. Hope you and your family will be safe from the hurricane. Happy Winter.

  3. You’ve weathered your storms beautifully and the area around you has blossomed and been restored. Whatever we suffer here on earth cannot be compared to the joy and beauty that has been promised us. I pray that you will have much success in your service to God.
    In Christian love,

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