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Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Blues

Do you get the winter blues? Some used to call it 'Cabin Fever?' Maybe you know it as, Post Holiday Depression. 
The busy distraction of cooking, cleaning, decorating, shopping, traveling, eating, and visiting of the holiday season is over. Now it always seems like a long time until there is something to look forward to, like Spring.
The house seems a lot barer now, a little more stark, a little dirtier, and feels colder too.
People visit less, children can't go outside as much, it IS colder, it is darker, sickness is rampant and the tv reruns are in full swing.
It is easy to be glum. Ho Hum.
The blues set in.
But they don't have to, you can use this 'down-time' as a chance to renew and recharge yourself and get closer to God. Scripture tells us that singing praises to God is pleasant and becoming. 
You cannot feel pleasant and blue at the same time. Which will you choose? It is a choice you have to make.
I choose Joy!

He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes. He casts forth His ice as fragments; Who can stand before His cold? 
Praise the Lord ! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant and praise is becoming. (Psalms 147:16, 17 & 1NASB)

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