The Storehouses of the Snow Have Opened Again

April 23, 2013 | My Jottings

“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow….?”
Job 38:22a

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Here’s a song to listen to as you plod through this snowy post. It’s the song in my heart right now. 🙂

Last night’s snowstorm has moved on after dropping ten inches of the biggest flakes I’ve seen in a long time. Some of them were the size of potato chips.

This weekend we’re supposed to have temperatures in the 60s, so maybe I’ll even open some windows to air out this virus hotbed for a few hours.

I took this picture just outside my office sliding glass door this morning, at the back of our house:


You would never know by looking at this picture that our city broke a record last night. Things do look slightly snowy, but we’ve had a lot of snowstorms then melts, snowstorms then melts, so it hasn’t piled up as high as one might expect. There are some places where the snow is easily two feet deep, but the wind has kept things moved around a bit.

April of 2013 is now the snowiest month ever on record for our city. We got 50.2 inches of snow during this gentle month of spring.

The laundry is piling up, the floors are unswept, and I won’t even speak of my paperwork Alps right now. I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow morning and I’m still hoping I’ll be vastly improved by then. Antibiotics and I have a very complicated relationship and I prefer not to be in close communication with them if at all possible.

Things I’m thankful for today:

*This weekend’s warmer temperatures.
*I’m coughless as I sit and type this.
*I’m planning on hosting a summer Bible study again this year with my favorite women.
*My husband gave me one of his beautiful smiles this morning.
*That God is able to bring good from all situations.

What are you thankful for today?


  1. connie says:

    I am thankful for a great dinner tonight with our sons and their girlfriends.My husband and I have gone upstairs for the night but I can hear their laughter as they all hang out together and their fellowship blesses me. Our daughter is coming home for a visit in a couple weeks. My husband works so hard to take care of our family and is a kind and gentle man. I have a comfy home home with two funny big dogs, and an ancient cat named Piggy. I made yummy blueberry oat cookies today with blueberries that were free. I am almost overwhelmed with thankfulness right now for so many things, great and small. Thanks for helping me pause and think about it! : )

  2. Just Julie says:

    I loved your list, Connie. And your cat’s name is funny — we sometimes call our bad Schnauzer Millie the same name. God bless your week, dear Connie… xo

  3. Kay in Cornwall says:

    Hello Julie. We will be praying that the doctor will be full of wisdom when you see him about your health tomorrow. It’s so good to hear that at least you are not coughing.
    Things I am thankful for:
    1) The way God is speaking to me about being thankful and content in all situations. He has been sending me this same message in so many different ways. It has helped with the ‘windows’ situation. I have made a concious effort not to let the immoral man steal my joy – and it’s working! I can now feel God’s peace in the situation, overwhelming my frustration and anxiety.
    2) Ann Voskamp’s ‘One Thousand Gifts’.
    3) Alan. Every day I fall more in love with him.
    4) Friends across the ocean who phone me and sing Happy Birthday to my husband! 😉

    ( I originally made a typo in No. 1, I wrote ‘still’ instead of ‘steal’. But, perhaps ‘still’ would have been a better choice.)


  4. Just Julie says:

    What a beautiful list, Kay. Thank you for taking the time to share. I’m sad that the tradesman has not come through for you, but pray right now that God will bring resolution beyond what you expect! Off to the doctor’s office…I am grateful for your prayers, friend. xo

  5. Ember says:

    :0\ That snow! May spring come soon to Duluth!

    These viruses certainly get about! My girls here were overtaken by really bad colds and coughs, and my mother has it now and feels so ill. May you soon be well again xxx

    I am thankful for my tiny room which is such a peaceful haven
    For my husband who is always so cheerful and kind
    For my family, encouragers all; and they laugh a lot
    For kind friends on my blog leaving comments in support of attempts to get this book pushed through
    For comfy clothes and tasty food and warmer days coming

  6. Just Julie says:

    I hope your family is well very soon too, Ember. Your thank you list is beautiful… xo

  7. Ganeida says:

    I am thankful Korea is *all bluster no show* still. My military son is stationed to the north of us & likely to be first in the line of fire if things blow up.

    That I am still upright & breathing.

    For cats that wait up to greet me & welcome me home no matter how late it is. [The man went to bed hours ago! 🙂 ]

  8. Just Julie says:

    I so understand your gratitude for your kitties, Ganeida. Our animals are so faithful aren’t they? I pray that Joss is kept safe and is drawn close to the Lord… God bless you all. xo

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