My dear friend, S, who lives in Colorado is back for a few days helping her mother after major surgery, so we picked her up (her parents live just 1/2 mile from us) and headed to town for lunch with our old Bible study group. We've grown so much together and have become intensely close. I consider these young women my sisters, not just through/in Christ, but real sisters. We pray for each other daily, we can share ourselves freely with each other. It is a true blessing to have women like that in my life. We enjoyed a yummy Mexican lunch and then ran a few errands. It was still blowing and snowing, but in town, it didn't seem that bad.
Then.........we headed out on the highway! Oh my! It was nasty and come to find out, it was really just beginning! When we got home (after plowing through a few drifts) we found out that we were under a winter weather advisory, but the county to our west was under a blizzard warning. Before long, we were under it too! It blew and snowed and blew and snowed. The traffic reports were terrible. Oh my, what a winter!
This morning, we have this
Pretty, huh? You can't see the drift at the top of the hill, but it was drifted shut. Thankfully, our neighbor used his big tractor mounted snowblower and blew us out this morning. We haven't seen a county plow yet.
2 Timothy 2:22-26 (ESV)
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
Titus 3:7-11 (ESV)
so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.