First Snow!

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I knew we were having flurries last night when I went to bed but didn’t realize until this morning that we actually had some snow cover.

This may not mean a lot to some of you, but to those of us that spend a majority of our winters participating in sled dog sports, aka “mushing”, snow is a big deal. It’s a big deal for the dogs too. Don’t let the shot of Jasper fool you, he was out bright and early looking to “run”. But by the time I got the camera out, he realized he wasn’t going to be harnessed today and went back inside.

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I’ve been reading a book by Kent Nerburn, “Small Graces“. A collection of writings looking at “the quiet gifts of everyday life”. In one story he writes about different types of silence. He writes “The silence of a winter morning is sharper than the silence of a summer dawn”. Could this morning’s snow and my reading the above passage last night be a sign from God? Could it be a spiritual message leading me on a new direction in life? No, I don’t think so. I think it’s just one of the many wonders out there that we usually don’t notice because we are often too busy to pay attention.

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So my message to you today is to stop, take some time and pay attention. You never know what you’ll see.