Cruelly, it has turned cold up north (again). Let's see what's happening down in Florida, on a warm beach, shall we?
Ah, doesn't that look wonderful? Truffle (Standard Poodle) and Shiloh (Collie) are enjoying the views and warm breezes.
Yet here in Ohio, we're shivering. When my dogs went out this morning, I could see their breath. Sigh.
How do we stay encouraged when our lives seem difficult? For me, when I went through difficult times, I honestly couldn't figure out why the world did not stop. It seemed like it should have, but every day life chugged along. Some people even seemed to be enjoying their worlds. . Harumph...
But the sun is always out somewhere, even if we don't see it. Our hard times don't last forever. We can endure, even if our hearts break along the way. The Son is always within reach, just one prayer away.
If there is frost on the ground outside your home today, and maybe some coldness in your heart, hang in there. New Life is within your grasp.