I was dreading the day. I knew it was going to be freeeeeezing cold. Keeping our big, old, drafty house warm on a 30° day is hard enough. But on a day that is below zero? I knew I was in for it. Great attitude, huh?
I started my day with a hot cup of coffee, my Bible, and a blanket. Perfection. And warmth.
Matt built a fire first thing this morning and kept it rip-roaring all day. Toasty and comforting all in one.
We had hot meals. I baked bread. I cooked chickens and made broth. Cooking is a great way to keep warm! I had a good 25 minute work-out. I was beyond warm after that. Amazing.
Then, I got a wonderful bonus to my day. I got to go over to a friend’s house and snuggle her newborn for several hours. Not one time did I think about being cold. How could I? Her house was inviting and cozy…and I was snuggling a newborn. MmmmMmmMmmm!
God is just so cool. Warm. Well, you know what I mean. During our family prayer time last night, we thanked God for our home, knowing that even if we were chilly, we at least had a roof over our heads. Blankets. A fireplace. Hot water. An oven for baking food. And we asked Him to help us remember how blessed we are. As I’m writing this, I’m recalling that prayer. We asked, but somehow I didn’t see how I would stay warm, so I braced myself to be miserable. Even with my pouty attitude, God still gave me warmth today in ways I wasn’t expecting it. I love that He teaches us lessons so constantly.
Hooray for warm jammies, wool socks, slippers, and a God who answers when I’ve forgotten I’ve even asked.
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