2018: Page 41

Some thoughts, lessons, and/or reflections from the day:

  • I guess with the snow day yesterday making it feel like a Saturday, it was only fair that today didn’t feel very much like Saturday. 🙂
  • After I was up and had my coffee, I headed outside to clear the snow out of my driveway again.  There wasn’t a lot of fresh snow overnight, but with more in the forecast it seemed wise to take care of what was there.
  • “Stuff” has a way of accumulating in our life if we don’t deal with it as it comes.  Sometimes it is tempting to think things aren’t big enough to take care of now and then we eventually find ourselves buried under the circumstances of life with no idea how things got so deep.
  • Once my drive was cleared at home, it was time to head to work to take care of the snow and things that didn’t get done yesterday.
  • My workday was shortened up by the help of my wife who did most of the inside cleaning while I worked on clearing the snow from the sidewalks.
  • It has been a while since a song has taken over my mind as completely as it did today while I was running the snowblower.
  • Instead of just singing the song in my mind, I found myself whistling the tune as I worked — “A child of the King, child of the King!  With Jesus my Savior, I’m a child of the King!”
  • At first I thought it was an odd song to come to mind as I worked, but then I thought about what it means to be a child of God and realized a big part of that includes doing the work He created for me to do.
  • With the extra help, the building cleaning and prep was done by early afternoon, so we headed out for an afternoon family adventure.
  • Our first stop was lunch but then we went to Potato Creek State Park where we drove around looking for photo opportunities before finally stopping for a family walk through the snow.
  • Walking through snow that is nearly a foot deep is a lot of work. 🙂
  • Just because something takes extra effort doesn’t mean it isn’t worth doing.  In fact most things that are worth doing will require extra effort at some point in the process.
  • After a couple short walks in the park, we drove into Michigan to see if we could find a snowy owl to photograph.
  • The snowy owl we saw a couple days ago was waiting for us, so we stopped and took some photos while the she posed for us.
  • Today’s photo is of one of the picnic sites at Potato Creek.  The snow was stacked up high and I didn’t see anyone using any of the grills or picnic tables today. 🙂  


Okay, for those that were expecting an owl photo or two, here are my favorites from the day. 🙂


2 thoughts on “2018: Page 41

  1. We have been preparing for the next round of snow too. I’ve got a bit of wind burn on my cheeks from being out in the cold on Friday shoveling. I can’t wait to see the new owl photos!!

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