By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Winter has a way of sneaking a storm in on us when we least expect it. A cold blanket settles on the land and we wonder how the birds and wild animals can survive — but they do. So many people have to work outside and they must wear layers of clothes to endure the raw wind.

Weather is unpredictable. Plan something for outside and watch how the sky darkens and the wind blows and the food gets gritty. Sounds a little like life doesn’t it? We plan, we work, we give something what we believe to be the perfect touch, only to have our plans ago awry.

Is there anything we can really depend on not changing? Only one thing. The Greater One is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Try to get around it and nothing works. Depend on it and life takes on a whole new luster.


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