Saturday, December 18, 2010

After the Big Snow

December 11, historic blizzard in Minnesota, and we are running on indoor tracks.
Steps to the deck the morning after

FIVE (5) foot drift blocking our front door

Where the driveway meets the street

Closing blessing of a Christmas letter from another retired woman pastor:
"Peg Chemberlain challenged us at Plymouth Congregational on Sunday to live as a fractal of God, recreating God in all that we do. What a great ambition in a world that never needed God more. We wish you Light and Joy and Peace in the midst of Darkness, Grief, and War through the grace of God. Merry Christmas!"

From yet another retired woman pastor friend:
"We pray your waiting is also active and that with God's help you are strong of heart and staying prepared for all of life's surprises."

And from me for family Christmas gatherings: Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ has forgiven you."

Wishing you joy, good choices, holy energy, blessings,
Love & Prayers

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Global Warming Winter Storm

Last Sunday we ran short races in the Bethel University field house in Arden Hills, north of Minneapolis.
We are running in a dome covered field house every week day.

This morning we have a snowy fantasy of blowing snow: Forecast of at least a foot and 30-40 mph wind gusts. We are near the blizzard warning area of Minnesota. The high (yes, high!) for Sunday and Monday: zero.

December 6 Newsweek, Sharon Begley's "A Climate Whodunit", reports on the progress of scientists to link extreme weather to greenhouse-induced climate change, human-caused. Believe it!

Meanwhile we are cozy, delighted with the snow bowl view from indoors. Enjoy!

PS Extra thanks to our resident computer expert for rescuing this computer from a mega-insidious virus this week.
Pictures for posting will be restored later today.