Last time we “listened” together, I told you winter is my least favorite season. That revelation reminded me of a story I’d written several winters ago about a perspective-changing-winter-storm experience I had. The story, “Beauty in the Storm,” was published in a pretty little devotional book called Soul Matters for Women. I’ll reprint it in the next blog posting. Here’s an excerpt:
How often have I retreated cautiously when encountering the possibility of a personal storm? In the middle of an uncomfortable situation, do I fret rather than breath deeply, relax and travel on with confidence? How many serendipitous moments have I missed because I turned back rather than pressed on? How many of God’s special gifts have remained unopened because I was what-if-ing or should-ing?
Thinking about a valuable lesson I learned during a winter storm.
Photos by Connie Lloyd
…I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on…
Philippians 3:13 & 14 (NLT)