Let It Snow!

Posted by Scott Foster on

Bring it on!

Yesterday I stopped by the grocery store for a few things to be ready to hunker down today (Wednesday, Mar. 7) as the next Nor’Easter blows in. They updated the alerts this morning to say we’re supposed to get up to 15 inches of snow. We’ll see if it’s a hype.

Anyway, I got to the store right after the Junior School had let out—I talked to Josh Peterson as he was walking home from school. I saw a bunch of families doing their last-minute snow day shopping. The kids were buzzing—lots of energy in the store!

The snow started overnight, but not a lot yet. I woke up to a little dusting, but not enough to freak Maggie out. You could (and still can) see the grass poking up so I don’t have to dig the diva path for her just yet. She gets so confused with the snow cover! All her bearings are shot and she can’t catch a whiff of her usual spots—but not yet, anyway.

I’m trying to keep my bearings, too. I got up early like always because I wanted to see what the early snow was looking like. I know the bulk of it is still to come, but I’m sticking to my routine.

Pot of coffee—listen to the other ham radio operators in the area waking up—local  weather reports from the early birds from Oklahoma east to the shore and from Florida to New England. Patches of rain or snow stretching all across the eastern part of the country. Everybody getting their bearings.

Sticking to my routine, I read:

The daily lectionary.

Richard Rohr.

Oswald Chambers.

40 Days, 40 Words, 40 Prayers. (Our PCM Lenten Devotional this year)

And Phyllis Tickel.

That’s pretty much my routine every day—what I do to get my bearings.

The Phyllis Tickel is always last because her Morning Hour always closes with this prayer (look past the patriarchal language):

Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought me in safety to this new day: preserve me with your mighty power, that I may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all I do direct me to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.

“That I may not fall into sin”. Well, I’ve got my bearings for sure, but I need that one the most. Every day. Even on a snow day—bring it on!

So, I hope and pray you’ve got your bearings too, because I’m doing all right so far…

But it’s still early.

Grace & Peace,


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