It Was a Strange January
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It Was a Strange January – 1 February 2007
Weather-wise, the first month of the New Year was strange here. The
mildness of its start – a high of 70 degrees F. in the shade on
January 6 – gave way to icy temperatures until the lake finally froze.
In our over 27 years of living in this house, we can’t recall another
January without a measurable amount of snow. The dustings of this past
January hardly amounted to a total of half an inch, if that much –
nothing to sweep or shovel.
January 2006’s total snowfall was 12 inches, and that was half the
normal amount for a January in our area. If November and December 2005’s
accumulations are added in, last winter’s snowfall amounted to 27 inches
by January 31, 2006. Thus far this winter we’ve had nearly zero of the
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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