Written by cycleguy on November 22nd, 2015


White stuff? What is that white stuff? More specifically: what is that white stuff falling from the sky?

Saturday started like many other days…lots to do and only a limited amount of time to do it all in. Someone was borrowing an 8′ table from the church for her booth and since I have a truck I told her I would bring it. Her Taurus vs. Nissan Frontier.  I win. While heading there it was overcast. Yay! I won’t have to wipe down the table. But since I knew I would be heading back in about 6 hours I left my cover folded up, exposing the truck bed. No problem…I have a Rhino liner.

When I headed back to see Jo and to eat lunch at the Tri Kappa bazaar, it was overcast and spitting rain. Shortly thereafter I was playing with one of the little girls from the church when someone told me to look outside. I wish I hadn’t! White stuff falling…thick and moist.

Perfect for snowballs or a snowman but lousy if your truck bed is open and you will  be carrying a table later.  Really lousy if you aren’t ready for that white stuff to fall. I mean…summer just got over!

I think it is safe to say there is a warning there. Winter is coming. Get ready. Get out those gloves and coats and hat (no hair requires one).

Too bad we don’t spend as much time getting ready for Jesus coming as we do getting ready for winter.


20 Comments so far ↓

  1. I say snow is primarily made up of the word NO!

  2. Daniel says:

    Definitely not looking forward to the cold or the snow. But as Jesus said, better you than me.

  3. SusanP says:

    It’s even nippy here in north central Florida.

  4. Jeff says:

    I’m ready for Jesus. I’m not sure about the snow.

  5. Lisa notes says:

    Snow already? Wow. I’m having trouble adjusting to the small amount of cold we’ve had already in Alabama. It could be a long miserable winter for me if I don’t acclimate quicker. ha. Piling on extra layers…

  6. Ceil says:

    Hi Bill! Ugh. I know what you mean. We got about six inches of the white stuff, and suddenly it’s winter?

    I hope you had a safe travel to and from, and that the table is no worse for wear. You were someone who was really needed, and you stepped up. God has blessed you 🙂

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with you and yours, and with your church. And let’s hope for good weather!

    • cycleguy says:

      Fortunately Ceil, we didn’t get the 6″ you did. And also it melted by Sunday (except in the shady areas). Praying you have a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving with all who visit.

  7. Sharon says:

    Maybe I’m weird – (no comment) – but I really like the snow. Of course, where we live we don’t get snowed in for months on end! No snow yet, but the temperatures are getting colder all the time.

    As for Jesus’ return – I always try to live out this little motto I made up – “Feet on the ground, eyes to the sky” – reminding me to do His work diligently while I’m here, but never forgetting His sure return.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! May it be filled with faith, family, friends, fellowship…OK, and lots and lots of food!


    • cycleguy says:

      I don’t mind the snow so much. My truck is a 4×4. But I’m not fond anymore of shoveling. And definitely not biking weather! 🙂 Blessings for a fantastic Thanksgiving for you and the hubs and family.

  8. Desert Jim says:

    Sorry about your snow. I have to say that I still mentally live in a world that loves snow.

    Loved Daniel’s comment!

    Your statement about preparing for Jesus hit home to me.

    Have a great day Bill! Enjoy your indoor bike trainer!

  9. We’ll be glad to take your snow down here in Georgia anytime, Bill! 🙂 We get it so rarely, but when we do, the whole Atlanta metro area shuts down, and it’s time for play!
    Yes, we should be spending more time preparing for Jesus’ arrival than getting ready for winter storms, that’s for sure! Thanks for turning our focus today. Blessings!

    • cycleguy says:

      How about I give it to you Martha? I’ll ask God to send it your way. LOL I remember a couple of years ago when Atlanta was paralyzed by snow.

  10. Betty Draper says:

    A little snow, rain, sleet, fog, anything that has moisture will be welcomed in dry southern California.

  11. Ed says:

    The snow is one of God’s promises. Just like He basically hid the table under the snow in your truck bed, that’s the way He will hid our blood red sins.
    I don’t actually enjoy the snow, though we don’t get much, when we do it’s a real mess…
    But I’d rather have a mess of snow, than a mess of blood…youck!