Monday, February 22, 2010


Been awhile, huh?
Again I seem to not be able to keep up with this blog. It is truly my desire to make something of it, but I can't seem to get it together. Truth be told, I dream, and I do mean dream, like deep, deep down dreaming, that someday this could be a great blog. But I am also practical enough to know that at this point in time I don't have it in me.
So, this little corner of the blog-o-sphere will just have to stay as it is for the moment.

Tonight, I am in the mood to discuss the weather. We have had a particularly different winter this year. Hub and I moved to this area almost 10 years ago. I grew up about 30 minutes from where we live now, but it is over a rather large mountain chain, so living here can be quite different than living 30 minutes from here.
In any case, the weather since we have lived here has been mostly mild in the winter. The first two winters we had were not very memorable. There might have been a trace of snow. Then the year Dino was born, there were one or two snows that actually produced something you could play in, and make snowmen. From that point on until this year, I can count on one hand the inches of snow for those 6 winters. So, that is all to say that we don't usually get the white stuff around here these days.

Which means that this winter, with the almost 30 inches of snow so far, you could say things have been extremely different. It's been an adjustment. I am, quite frankly, sick of the snow. We still have some on the ground from the last big one, almost a month ago. Not only have we had snow, but we have had cooler temperatures as well.
Which, between me and you, makes me what to shout "Global warming, schlobal schmarming." But I won't. Because that would be dumb.
And I am not dumb. Mostly. Sometimes. Oh alright, I can occasionally be dumb. But wanting to stick out my tongue and say nanner, nanner, boo, boo to those who say we are in the midst of global warming isn't too smart.
First of all, let's use the term they prefer now, climate change. I understand that many believe that even though we are having a much cooler winter than has been experienced for the last several years, we are still in a global warming trend. And that the weather is actually strange and crazy which lends itself to the weirdness that is climate change.

But I gotta tell ya, I don't buy it. I just don't think that this is really what is the truth. I think the truth is that we are living in one of the cycles that the earth normally goes through. Just another cycle that God designed. Once, the earth was very cold, then it warmed up, then it cooled down again. Now we're in the warming phase again. And for that matter, depending on the study you read, it looks as if we are already back in the cooling cycle again.
And let's get real, if you want to find a study that backs up your claims, no matter which side of the fence you sit on for this issue, all you have to do is take some time and Google will find something to suit your preference.
And truly, around here we are getting a lot more snow and cooler temps than we have in the past, but it's not really all that alarming. Because, there have been times where it has done this before. It's been 20 or 30 years, but back then, getting snow off and on all winter was normal. The lack of snow over these past 20ish years was considered unusual at first. Then we got used to little snow so it just seems like an unusual winter this year. But in the bigger picture, it's not.
So, I have chosen to not get all up at arms about the whole situation. It does make me giggle when I see so many scramble now that things seem to be cooling. And when someone like me, you know, "the dummies", make an "I thought we were in global warming" whilst standing on a pile of unusual snow quip, I love to watch the climate change people froth at the mouth. It's kinda fun. And I have done it once or twice just to watch them spin. Oh joy!!

But, to me, it doesn't really matter anyway. The earth might be warming, it might be cooling, it might be just planning on rolling over and playing dead. I really don't care. God is in control. I trust Him. I trust that if the earth really is warming up to such a degree that life here is becoming dangerous, well, all that really means to me is that it won't be long until I get to see Jesus. Because He will be making an appearance on this earth again before it's all said and done. And if the earth is on its last legs, well, then, Jesus will be here soon.
And that thought makes me happy. I can't wait to stand face to face with Him.
It does mean that I need to get myself in gear. Because, believe it or not, I would love for all these liberal, global warming, excuse me, climate change, there is no God, but we should take care of mother earth people to come to a saving knowledge in Jesus Christ. I have some dear friends and family members who don't know Him and I would rather they did. So, if the earth is in danger, I need to do what I can to make sure not one person I know and love is left without knowing Jesus. I can't save anyone, but I can make sure that they have been told.
My work is cut out for me. And even if I babble til the cow come home, and only one person reads this blog and it makes a difference, well then, it's worth it.

So babble along I will.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Amen! Who you gonna tell first?!