January 30, 2010

Beauty and the Beast

Many of you know that we had a real winter storm in Tennessee yesterday. I classify it because many times these storms never materialize although people clear the bread & milk from the grocery store days before they've been forecasted to hit.

For as long as we've lived in this state "snow" is considered a four-letter word that sends everyone running for cover. The longer I've lived here the more I've come to understand why.

Sleet, snow, and ice are beastly to deal with here in the South. Many of the roads are windy. Quite a few of the driveways run uphill. We have something called "black ice" which I am pretty sure is invisible.

There are very few tire tracks down the street right now. A few hours ago I watched as our neighbor tried to get into her driveway. To fully appreciate the amazement of her struggle you'd have to see that the driveway is hardly a car's length in distance but covered with inches of solid ice. She made it but it took quite a lot of work.

January 8, 2010

When it comes to resolutions don't be an old bag

As we embark upon a new year many of us make resolutions. We resolve to make important changes in our lives that are long over due or to perform tasks that we have been putting off. The first day of each year, in a sense, we start fresh. It's a great feeling.

Many times the freshness wears off quickly as we fail to make good on our resolutions or continue to put off certain things. In short, for most, resolve is not enough to bring about much of the change we need.

January 2, 2010

What a headache



It started before the end of 2009. A headache, that is, which is one of the worst I've had in years. And I've had many.

I'd hoped to usher it out before ushering in the new year & new decade. Didn't happen.

The headache is trying to tell me something. All headaches do. They come and go but all bring with them a message.

Sometimes we heed them. We change our sleeping or eating habits, adjust or posture, release our stress in healthier ways. Anything to get rid of the pain & not suffer a reoccurence.

It is day 5 of this migraine. It is speaking volumes to me. I've got to make lifestyle changes immediately. Some are occuring already because of the pain.
--more rest
--less time online
--dietary changes
--increased prayer
--more time reading the Bible
--less time worrying
-- more listening
--less talking

Do you get headaches? What do you suppose they are saying to you? What do you intend to do about it?

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