Monday, February 13, 2012


Today, we had the first measurable snow of the season. Great - yet another adventure in driving. Actually, Springfield drivers, in general, do what you are supposed to do. They slow down, don't follow too close, and generally keep everything safe. The road crews typically have the major streets clear, or at least drivable.

Where we used to live, that wasn't the case. The road crews worked diligently, but were far fewer in number and less well equipped. The drivers were even less so; going out on the road after an inch of snow was taking your life in your own hands. Most towns considered shutting down if the mayor had a mild case of dandruff.

Preparation is key. Too many people look no farther than today, spiritually speaking. If they feel good now, they are satisfied. I don't mind feeling good now, but I'm glad I know my future is bright as well. Proverbs 3:5-6 says: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

That's good to know when the snow falls.