We knew it would arrive eventually.
It's not a day I want to trudge out to the kennel. Fortunately, it's not a day the kennel dogs (nor my own) wish to dawdle outside for very long either. I'm glad we can agree on this.
Why are we so surprised that winter is acting like winter?
It's easy to ignore the calendar until the weather forces us out of our fantasy. It's mid-January - of course it's cold!
So often we deceive ourselves. I'd like to think that I've got myself together pretty well. Then not two days ago, I blurted out something in a rude and ill-timed manner.
It's a reminder that I can pretend all I want that I'm Christ-like, only to realize that the only way I can truly be is to cling more and more to Jesus.
Maybe you needed reminding too.