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Whiter than snow...

"Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."Psalms 51:7 There is nothing more beautiful that fresh fallen snow. In the area where I live we are now into our 4th major snow storm and though I do not like the clean up part, I confess that I love the snow when it is falling and fresh on the ground. If you go outside when the snow is beginning to fall there is a holy hush, a serene quietness, almost as if nature is standing in awe of it's own beauty.  And when it has fallen to the ground and no man nor animal has marred it's surface, it is the cleanest, purest, and most pristine sight!  And yet the scripture says that when God cleanses us, it is even whiter than snow. What a wondrous miracle that is!  That He loves us so much that when we ask Him to take away our sins and mean it from our hearts He removes them and cleanses us of all unrighteousness.  [I John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to fo


Serendipity , one definition is 'being pleasantly surprised".  I think that I have lost the capacity of being "pleasantly surprised". I read a devotional from Chuck Swindoll, one of my favorite writers, and he says "When we lose our capacity for [surprise-ability and spontaneity] we settle into life's rut. We expect little and we're seldom disappointed." Sounds like me! I've fallen (in a big 'ol rut) and I can't get up! (laughing but not so funny) I find that I am prone to be found in my comfort zone, where things are predictable and not hard to figure out.  I like things that are reliable and planned for ahead of time.  While these things are good qualities, sometimes we or rather I can get too comfortable and need to change.  My Mom always bought really good quality, name brand clothes for us when we were children, but she always bought them at least a size bigger than what we needed. She did this because she knew that we were in ou