You may or may not have heard of "lake effect" snow. It's a pretty common term around the Great Lakes, so common that we often pay little attention when the words are used. It can mean nothing more than, "Hey, we might get a little snow" to "We will be literally buried in white stuff." We are thankful for snow tires and boots when the "snow machine" gets rolling. (Oh, and snow plows too!) Sure is pretty out there.
My cats have decided that being inside is rather nice and find all kinds of comfy hideouts, mostly upstairs where there is no rambunctious little dog, and no little girls to chase or try to pet them. Sofie has lost her place on the back of the couch as Oreo has decided to move in and doesn't prefer company.
If you are taking prayer requests, please pray for a local family who lost a 20 yr. old son suddenly to cardiac arrest at a New Year's Eve party. He was not long ago salutatorian of the graduating class and was a student at a prestigious college. The other day I mentioned how words can help to heal or destroy, and his family struggles with this issue now as unknowing people throw around ideas and accusations never realizing that his own father also suffered from a congenital heart defect and died very young near 17 years ago. (I happen to remember that day.) My heart is breaking for those who are left behind as I continue to pray the Lord teaches me to use my words carefully.
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