Tuesday morning I hopped into the car to run a couple quick errands before the big storm hit. As we took off down the street, Praise You In This Storm by Casting Crowns began playing on the radio, a favorite song of mine with a lot of meaning.
I laughed to myself that they were playing this right before the biggest snow storm in years was to hit.
Although this song is not referring to a snow storm but the storms of life, in the sense of snow storms.....this was a biggy. In the sense of storms of life, this is a small one.
As I was shoveling on Wednesday morning for what seemed like hours, I wanted to be complaining about my sore arms, my sore back and the fact that it felt like we were getting no where. As these thoughts came to my head, I was once again reminded of hearing this song the day before.
My attitude of complaining began to change to an attitude of gratitude.
"Yes, Lord. I WILL PRAISE YOU in this storm!"
I will praise You for the beauty of the snow.
I will praise You for the ability to be out there shoveling.
I will praise You for a husband that can be out there shoveling too.
I will praise You for the warm house I have to go into after I'm done.
478~ Thank You notes in the mail.
479~ snow boots
480~ homemade hot cocoa
481~ how mini marshmallows get all frothy in hot cocoa
482~ snow tunnels
483~ mounds of snow to sled down
484~ kind neighbors
485~ sore muscles after tons of shoveling
486~ piles of boots, coats, snow pants, hats, scarves, and mittens
487~ feet of snow