Seasons of Snow and Expectations of CHANGE

Ireland with SNOW on 12/4/10


Good Morning, God!

Here is lovely Ireland — almost totally covered in snow. I suspect they feel like Seattle feels when a rare snow fall hits. I’m sure that there are some folks saying. “SEE! Where is the Global Warming?” I wish they were right! It would be better if we called it Global Weirding.

Our world is so delicately balanced, God, that it doesn’t take much to tip us over into another Ice Age. I think I have that right — we have been in a warm “between” period for the last 12,000 years — the Holocene. But ice is “standard.” One possible scenario is that the fresh water coming off of the melting Greenland glaciers submerges the warming Gulf Stream and it gets COLD again.

But, we really don’t know what YOU have in store for us, God. It is tempting to disregard science and go on doing what we are doing. In fact, that is pretty much what almost all of us ARE doing.

This is such a lovely world. And I live on such a special part of it. As Mark Twain said about Hawaii, we are “The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.” So here I am — oscillating between great thankfulness — and mild anxiety. Well, perhaps on occasion it is more than mild anxiety, God.

And so I go back to the basics — We love BECAUSE You FIRST loved us. And I pull my Mind back from ASSORTED FUTURES and focus on NOW. I am so thankful for the Gift of Life. For being. And then I ask myself HOW shall I live — and WHO CAN I SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH? Help me, God, with TODAY.

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Posted in background / foreground questions, Balancing and adjustments, climate changes, our small blue dot, thankfulness

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