Storm warning

Today we are under a severe winter storm warning. People have been out shopping last night and this morning stocking up on supplies in case we lose power because the forecast is for cold temperatures, snow, freezing rain and high winds starting this afternoon.

Earlier, it was a beautiful morning. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and the winds were non-existent. Gradually, the clouds have begun to roll in though and we know that the storm is on the way.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had storm warnings in real life? Most often the storms in life come suddenly in the form of a phone call in the middle of the night, a lump found while showering, investments losing money, or perhaps the loss of a job. We usually have no opportunity to prepare for the storms in our life and so we ride them out the best way we can.

Appearances can be deceiving, like the beautiful blue sky this morning, and storms can come unexpectedly. We have prepared the best way we can for the weather system that’s on it’s way this afternoon.

Tell me, is there anything that we can do to prepare for the storms in life that are sure to come?


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. We got 8 inches of snow yesterday, and more predicted tomorrow … Tis the season! I don’t think we can prepare for the storms, other than to be aware, and connected to others, and live as best we can through each day without worrying too much about what-ifs!

  2. The cold and winds are due here sometime early tomorrow a.m. No moisture for our extreme drought situation, though. We could use some precipitation of any kind that is available, but it always seems to miss us. That is a crisis of another kind–being deprived.

  3. Hope you’re snuggly and warm and the storm doesn’t get too bad. To be ready for life’s unexpected storms, the best we can do is shore up our faith, count our gratitudes and live each moment fully without regrets.

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