Winter’s Strong Will


Boney branches

Laden with heavy snow

Chilling to the bone

Icey fingers 

Demanding roaring fires

Beauty to behold 


Clad all in white


Treacherous roads

Requiring prayer for safe travels

Arctic breezes

Causing sneezes

Stimulating Spring longings


Declining motivation

Rising up to the challenge

Always glorious

Despite tribulations

God designed

To promote intimacy, discipline and inspiration

Tina S.W.

January 15, 2020

“Pray that it may not happen in winter.”

  –Mark 13:18

“But pray ye … – The destruction was certainly coming. It could not be prevented; yet it was right to pray for a mitigation of the circumstances, that it might be as mild as possible. So we know that calamity is before us; sickness, pain, bereavement, and death are in our path; yet, though we know that these things must come upon us, it is right to pray that they may come in as mild a manner as may be consistent with the will of God.

–Barnes Notes on the Bible

8 thoughts on “Winter’s Strong Will

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and encouragement. I needed that! I’ve been feeling those “Winter Blues” today.

      Winter is such a mix. It can be a wonderland, but it can also come with hardships. That’s life in a nutshell. I really like that commentary reminder to pray that things won’t be so devistatingly difficult. God is merciful. He hears our prayers.

      God Bless you too. ☺

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re very welcome and I understand.
        This season will soon pass.
        God is faithful and true.
        Despite the challenges, that we may face, it is comforting to know that He always keeps His promises.

        Please keep writing. 🙂


  1. Woooow… with so few words, you managed to convey the entirety of all those long winter months! Great piece! I’ve just subscribed, so I’ll be staying up to date 🙂


      1. I have had some trouble with that button and emailed my tech people more than once about that, lol. I don’t understand why mine doesn’t show up (I’m so “tech challenged” lol). I’m going to take another look at that this evening! Thank you so much for asking!

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