My brother and his children are going to spend a few days being pampered
and we are going to spend the weekend at his home
feeding the farm animals
and caring for the foster children. Maybe I should be a little more truthful and honestly tell you I am going to be watching the children......and Keith will be feeding the animals.
Not particularly interested in putting on the big ole muddy boots
and stomping around in......well you know. :)
Hope you have a great weekend!
I want to leave you with this thought.......just something a little lite.....no worries!
Today while taking Julia to school I saw something for the first time.
Something that I had heard about and feared.
Now most of us would say......that fear is a-- No, No. (Yes, there are many Moms here in blogdom and we talk that way:)
But I would like to remind you that fear can be a good thing......it stops
us from doing dumb things.
The fear of the pain keeps me from sticking my hand in and grabbing the
falling log in a roaring fire.
And the fear of loosing control of my truck
and sliding off the side of a mountain keeps me alert to the clear enemy called-
I have been concerned about this....not something I had ever experienced in Louisiana.
And as you northern girls know............it is usually not something you see before you hit it.
This morning I saw it in the school parking lot.
According to the Wikipedia dictionary this is definition of black ice......
Black ice, also known as "glare ice" or "clear ice," typically refers to a thin coating of glazed ice on a surface, often a roadway. While not truly black, it is transparent, allowing the usually-black asphalt/macadam roadway to be seen through it, hence the term. It is unusually slick compared to other forms of roadway ice.Because it contains relatively little entrapped air in the form of bubbles, black ice is transparent and thus very difficult to see (as compared to snow, frozen slush).
I know some of you are going...DUH!
But for someone who did not grow up in the cold regions.....it is something that I have wondered about. Who wants to be heading down the interstate at 70 miles an hour and hit something
that might allow you to have a free introduction to sky diving......without a para shoot?
So how do you avoid this danger altogether? You could never drive during winter.
Not a solution? How about slowing down to about 10 miles an hour?
Not sure the people behind you would appreciate that.
And there is another partial solution.......only drive during the daylight.
I saw the patch this morning
because the beautiful sun came out and gave the hidden ice a beautiful glow. It could not remain hidden in the light.
So............... you already know where I am going.
There are some cold hard things going on right now in our world.
If you dare look at the news it hits you smack in the face.
As we seek to be out there doing the will of our Father......there are already some traps set.
Set with the intent to send you flying. Flying off track.
Conditions are just right........and you know this.
So what is a person to do?
You can sit still and do nothing, think nothing....live in a bubble.
You can slow way down.....and maybe miss a planned meeting. ;)
Or you can drive in the LIGHT.
Scripture promises us that nothing can hide from this light.
It is the light of the world and in it is no darkness at all.
Does this mean you will never feel a tad out of control?
I think we can all say without a doubt, NO!
But I can guarantee with His hands on the wheel
we will never find ourselves free falling
headed for spiritual death.