Boo cold!

January 21st 2008 by Jen in Ranting

No, that wasn’t a typo, I’m actually booing the cold.  I’m tired of it.  I’ve been cold since mid-September and never remember to preheat the truck and I freeze for the first ten minutes of my drive every morning and I’m ready for spring to come so I can stop wearing the bulky coats in which I feel like a marshmallow.  But I also remember how tired I was at the end of the summer of the heat and sweating and burning my hands on the steering wheel.  So the seasons are good because I am fickle and don’t want the same things over and over again for the rest of my life.  God is good because he provides the seasons, changes during the midst of the year to keep things interesting, ways to remind us that time is passing so we better make the most of it before we look up and all of our time has passed.  This is not a call for me necessarily to “stop and smell the roses” or tulips or whatever flowers you like, although that is a fine thing to do, relaxation is a must.  More importantly, I want to make sure that I’m working hard and doing the best things and focusing on matters that truly deserve the attention that I’m giving to them.  I’m not going to vow to clean for X hours per week or read my Bible for Y hours per week or work out on Charles Lindbergh (by the way… that’s the name of our elliptical) Z hours per week because I probably won’t do it perfectly and it’ll serve to discourage rather than anything else and I need to steer clear of legalism anyway. But I do want to ensure continually that I’m not wasting my life because I’ve only got one of them, and if I believe what I say that I believe, then I am not the most important facet of my life: Jesus Christ is.  And I need to live like it, do the things I need to do and stop doing the things that I don’t.  Because I don’t have time for nonsense. It takes away from me remembering to preheat the truck in the morning.

One Response to “Boo cold!”

  1. Trent Hunter Says:

    Jen,

    This is a thoughtful reflection on the meaning of the passing of time. Thank you. Until this post, I have never though myself to preheat my vehicle.

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