Fuzzy blankets, furry faces, freezing temps and football

blog street snow pic

The still unplowed street.

It’s been snowing for several hours, and now, we’re snowed in. Since our street is plowed last in the entire town and the temperature is 16°F, it’s time for fuzzy blankets, furry faces and football.

The hubby got me a new fuzzy blanket from Bass Pro Shops for Christmas, and I am all wrapped up in it.

My beautiful, little, furry-faced pugs are snuggled up alongside me, snoring and farting with gusto.

I have the TV tuned into CBS for the San Diego vs Cincinnatti AFC wildcard football game. At 3:30, I’ll watch the NFC wild card football game of San Francisco vs Green Bay on FOX in what may become the coldest football playoff game ever played. They’re expecting wind chill temps of -50°F. Ouch – and brrr.

In the meantime, I’ll be sitting back in my warm house, under my warm blanket with my warm, furry-faced friends while the roasting chicken cooks in the oven.

WOW, WOW, WOW – I am SO blessed. Not only do I have everything that I need, I have so much more.

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Da grill. (Yes, we use it all year).

Yes, my family is immensely rich – rich with love, rich with blessings, rich with healthy bodies and paid employment. We are rich with faith, rich with grace and rich with forgiveness.

I cannot imagine being any more rich than that.

So, on this day of fuzzy blankets, furry faces, freezing temps and football, don’t forget about the people around you that have none of these things.

Share your blessings through charities that have a proven track record of helping communities and individuals. When you share what you have, God blesses you in ways you would never have thought.

Matthew 25:35-40 (NIV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Source: Biblegateway

The backyard view.

The backyard view.

Are you snowed in? How do you help your neighbors/community? What do you do on days that you are snowed in or stay indoors due to the weather?

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