Fishing on Boxing Day

Feather-weight snowflake-nuggets are slowing floating down from the sky.
Snow whitens.
Snow beautifies.
Snow covers.
Snow insulates.

Snow outside = cozy inside.

It would be a perfect day to snuggle up with a good book.
But I’m working on my fishing skills.
Specifically my casting.
As in, “Cast all your cares on Him for He careth for you.”

Because snow is a hazard maker.
There is much traveling for loved ones today and in the week to come.
The tally today: two flat tires, one flight caught at the last minute,
one son stranded in the snow *unstuck, hooray*, waiting for safe arrivals,
and planning for safe departures.

This adapted from the Sailor’s Prayer, LBP:

When dangerous storms arise,
hold Thy guarding hand
over our ship and its entire crew,

and dispel all fear and terror by the knowledge
that Thou art mightier than the mightiest snowstorm [waves],
and that Thou canst protect Thy children
in the raging wind and frozen ice [billows].

May Thy peace keep my whole spirit,
that my soul and body be preserved blameless
unto the great day of Thy coming,
my Redeemer and Lord.

While casting is a good fishing skill, patience is a prerequisite.
Patience, perspective and proportion.
Snows, like fish, come and go.
The Word of the Lord remains sure and steady.


4 thoughts on “Fishing on Boxing Day

  1. Ya know, I’m thinking about what I will wear when I’m in Idaho…but based on your entry today and the weather forecast, I think I should be paying more attention to my outerwear.
    Hope everyone is safe and sound.

  2. Beautiful snow, inviting woodstove!  We are supposed to get 6 inches of snow today in Hillsboro!  The boys are thrilled.  We don’t have a woodstove, though .  We’ll pray for all the traveling loved ones!

  3. I pray that all have arrived safely. Winter here in so. Cal. is so different from most of my Xanga friends’ winters — but it’s what I’ve always known so I look at photos of snow with wonder, but not necessarily longing. Enjoy the blessings of the day…and of casting all your cares on HIm.

  4. It’s snowing a bit tonight here in northern California, yay! Your woodstove looks very similar to ours. I’m sitting right by it in my “old people’s chair” aka, rocker-recliner, and I just finished reading _Hannah Coulter_. My heart is so full of that book! I want to write about it but too tired right now. Instead, I think I will start another book .How do you keep it so clean around your woodstove?

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