Saturday, July 6, 2013

Hot Hot Hot

A few days ago, we in southeast Texas experienced our 1st HOT weather of the season. It was over 100 to 107 for 3 days in a row with nary a cloud in the sky. (It still seems to me if the humidity is 90%, there should be a cloud in the sky.)

I sought refuge in the great indoors with books, water, and air conditioning. I do not know how my Texas ancestors lived in Texas without air conditioning. This is the time of year I watch Snapdragons and Delphinium wilt as Verbena and Salvia flourish.

I tend to shut down in the heat. I slack on exercise. I put off errands. I pretend I do not see the weeds thriving in the flower beds. When did I change from a summer person to a winter person? What happened to the girl who stayed outdoors fishing, sailing, and swimming as often as possible during the summer?

I look at the ways I've changed over the years. I look at changes in my life due to family dynamics and the deaths of friends and family members. I look at changes in society. I've seen a lot of politicians and dictators come and go over the last 50 years. However according to the Bible we are assured God never changes and His love endures forever:

Hebrews 13:8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Psalm 118:9: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

So take your eyes off the world and focus on Him, He will never fail you.

And now it is time for me to tie my shoelaces and go for a 3 mile walk. I've put it off as long as possible.

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