Monday, December 7, 2009

Snow Me

(photo by thomatically)

More snow this morning! I love waking up to fresh snow! Especially when it covers the beautiful Christmas lights that are still twinkling before sunrise on my back porch.

Although i can still hear the train and the traffic roaring across the street, the snow really does bring a stillness to life. It is amazing how we live our days with schedules and goals and things that NEED to get done and be accomplished and when the weather comes in like this and slows us down and cools us off, it is as if it's saying, "Who are you? Don't you see you live in this big beautiful world!? Be still." There is a beautiful presence in this reminder. I'm not sure why, but I really see God in the snow. Of course, he is everywhere. Of course, he is certainly in the sunshine that frees us from this freezing puff. But, my goodness, the snow does cause us to slow down a bit, to reflect on the beauty; and when I find myself doing this, I can't help but see God here. I love the quiet of the snow. I love the beauty.

I am so happy that we've had snow on and off these last 3 days!

It's a wonderland!


Lindsey said...

Here too!

Erin said...

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas. Ready to hit the slopes here in Colorado.

The copy is black on Firefox today. Love the new design of the blog. Nice work.

Brooke Hereth said...

yah!!!!! it snows a little bit in georgia every morning now! i am always in bed though!!! :) enjoy the snow! we only have snow flurries!!!

em said...

ah! we are sharing your winter wonderland here in CO too :) i love the stillness it brings too. stay warm!

Merritt said...

i agree that snow brings a sense of peace and slowness...i'm hoping for snow at least once this winter!