Friday, February 4, 2011

Flowers in snow...

This morning I woke up, went through my normal weekday morning routine. A trip to the little girl's room, splashed my face with a little cold water to wake up and I put my contacts in so I could see the world around me...and then I looked out the window.

AND THEN I went to turn the television on so I could check for school closings.

There was snow on the ground.

Wow! Two waves of snow in south Arkansas in one winter, and they are calling for more?! Has that ever happened before? My brother-in-law and his family in Houston have snow? It hardly ever, never snows in south Texas. CRAZY!!!

Let the chaos begin...

I know all my friends in the Northern States are laughing us, because this is a seasonal process for you. You all have the equipment to get by and continue day to day life as you know it. US?!!

We don't know how to drive in the scary stuff, we don't know what to do after the first wave of fun snow days. Everything gets cancelled or closed, because we simply don't know what to do.

As for the hubby?

He is a nervous wreck right now, striving for peace. We had our biggest fundraiser for youth camp and mission trip this weekend, starting tonight. It is cancelled. We are trying to make it work for Saturday, but...who knows what tomorrow will hold. We will be lucky if we even break even. The worry sets in, the responsibility is heavy and I feel myself breaking out in hives...

And then on the way out hubby simply says "Maybe we should stop worrying and let God do is thing, instead of doing it our way."

Words I pray we lean on for the weekend and time to come. This shouldn't be our motto, just on the CRAZY days, but everyday.

"...God is not a God of disorder but of PEACE..." 1 Corinthians 14:33

Praying for peace during a hectic, crazy weekend. We are going to try our hardest to not get in the way and "LET GOD" handle this. HE WILL SHOW UP AND DO HIS THING!!!

That being said, I made me a cup of hot tea, in my new favorite cup, to celebrate the snow. "Morning by morning, new mercies I see."

Spring is just around the corner! God can grow blessings even in the deepest pile of snow.

Have a beautiful peaceful weekend, friends!


Bridget said...

What a fun happy cup to face the day with, and I love the message. Happy Arkansas Snow Days!!

Kristin said...

We live east of Houston and got nothing! Boo :( My girls were so disappointed after all the hype yesterday about the snow we were supposed to get. Ha! I love that coffee mug! I have the plaque that hangs on the wall that matches it :)
Have fun with the snow today!

Kellie said...

I love the coffee mug. :) Y'all are getting more snow than we are! We have just had rain. Enjoy it and let it be a time to be still before the Lord and watch HIM work. :)

Angie said...

"All I have needed, Thy hand has provided . . ."
Now I'll be singing that song all day!!

Thank you. (wink,wink)

Amber said...

First of all: Hot tea? Really?
What are you, like, old now?

Second: I adore you. And your cutie cup. I think I needs me one of those.

Thirdly: Hope all went well this weekend with the fundraiser and that y'all were able to sit back and just soak up the awesomeness of our way cool Jesus.

Fourthish: What the heck is up with all of this snow? I'm so over it.

Andrea said...

I have an award for you at Arise 2 Write. It is the second post down. You definitely have a stylish blog, here.

I have a prayer request at All Gods Creatures.


christy rose said...

"Maybe we should stop worrying and let God do is thing, instead of doing it our way." Now that is some wisdom!! :)

I am with you though!! Spring can't get here fast enough for me either!