Thursday, December 07, 2006

Rough weather ahead

Exactly one week ago today, we got a healthy dose of instant winter - a foot of snow followed by single-digit temperatures. I’ve lived in the Midwestern U.S. long enough to know that most likely, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet. There’s a long way to go until spring. Not much to do except grit your teeth. And pray.

And I thought that meteorologists were saying this is an “el nino” year and to expect milder than normal temperatures. Oh, well.

I know a couple of people who have been hit by a blast of rough weather and are facing some hard times related to their health. For them it also may seem like a long way until spring. And coincidentally, their nicknames bring to mind a one-cent coin.

Penny is a co-worker at my day job and is in need of a liver transplant. Penni writes a really neat blog and is under attack from some seriously bad viruses. Penny and Penni are both doing the teeth-gritting thing.

Perhaps you could pray. I’m sure they’d appreciate it.

Country road in fall and winter. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


Sheila said...

James, I wish a good outcome for Penny. This sounds serious. I'll be pulling for her.

~m2~ said...

james, you are a kind soul. thank you for thinking of me, but i believe your other friend penny needs more attention than i do! i will be happy to add her to my prayer list.

thank you again. keep posting gorgeous pictures and it will bring me along in no time....

James said...

sheila, it is very serious. Appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

penni, going ten rounds with those viruses doesn't seem like anything I'd even want to think about. I am praying for you. Penny is a strong woman of faith and has shown a great deal of strength and grace throughout this season of struggle. I'm certain the Lord has good things in store for both of you.