TLP Inspiration: 11/2/19

I’m dreaming of a white Halloween

This was the scene that greeted me this past Thursday morning when I stepped out the back door… a white Halloween. Mind you, it continued to snow for 5 more hours before the storm moved out of the area.

Now, a white Christmas is one thing, but a white Halloween…?

According to Mrs. Merritt who grew up here in Clinton, Iowa, this has happened several times before this week, but I must say, it’s a first for me. Normally the first snow happens shortly after Thanksgiving.

But not this time.

Of course, she had to add that the last time she was here for a white Halloween she was on leave from the Navy, and that winter was much more severe in Iowa than it was at her duty posting… in Adak, Alaska.

Great; just what I wanted to hear: why did I ever leave LA?

This is about where I would usually insert a global warming joke, but not wanting to be too predictable, I’ll skip it this time and get right to the point. The weather can be confusing sometimes, this crazy world we live in has gone entirely bonkers, but there is One who is always faithful.

Our world sometimes gets crazy, the seasons come and go, and often seem a bit out of sorts, yet there is a plan for every season, and even in our darkest moments His loving arms are always right there for us to shelter in… if we choose to do so. I don’t know about anyone else, but I take a lot of comfort in that, even if I didn’t have my snow shovel out of the garage before the first snow came along this year… and… He hears our prayers and requests.

Mine is for a long Indian summer!

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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2 Responses to TLP Inspiration: 11/2/19

  1. I’m from PA and have had a fair share of “White Halloweens.” However, I recently moved to Texas and was amazed that it was cold enough to have the chance to be white here as well.

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