For the Winter

It doesn’t snow here. Things in the Winter are more grey than white, more overgrown than blanketed, and more depressed than they should be. 
Depression can find anyone, even if the Anyone has a fleet of red bicycles and a moose hatted child in plain sight to cheer them.
In January I talk to myself. Things look bleak, but looking can trick you. You can only see so much sometimes. You can only see January. 
Spring is coming, so put that on your bicycle. Spring. Is. Coming.
“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.” 
– Corrie Ten Boom

17 thoughts on “For the Winter

  1. if someone doesn't get at least a little depressed in the winter i have a hard time taking them seriously. spring IS coming. hallelujah. so glad you're back. 🙂


  2. I've really missed your words. These are important for me to read. Spring really is coming. Because Jesus has gone ahead and won all our battles, even if we suffer, right now.

    I love you.


  3. Corrie ten Boom was such a wise woman. My favorite quote in the world is one of hers…'Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.' Take care!


  4. yes, depression can find anyone… even though. but corrie's quote is apt, and i am hoping that your train comes out of that dark tunnel, soon. in the meantime, the other passengers are here to encourage you, if you need them…


  5. Sigh. You just made my January a little brighter. Please come back and visit me often in March. That's when things get really dicey for me. Love the quote. Love the moose hat. Love you.


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