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The Storm; God’s Way of…..


We’re all busy with everyday life; moving about, parenting, going to work, school, appointments, volunteering, traveling, lollygagging, and serving our God.

We drive our vehicles into the ground, hop on public transportation, hail down taxis, hire Uber drivers, are Uber drivers, ride bikes, motorcycles, scooters, and oh, yeah, let’s not forget the latest sensation on wheels – hoverboards!

All of them needing a period of rest, which also means less pollution on the environment.

We’re always on the go and we don’t rest our bodies the way we should. We overwork ’em and then don’t get enough sleep (me) to properly maintain and sustain them.

Then God sends a snow storm.

Sure it’s a major inconvenience, but was it purposely designed to keep us housebound? To get some rest? To contemplate? To read His word? To get our homes in order? Has anyone other than me thought this is God’s way of telling us – no, forcing us to sit our azzes down and rest? “Shuddup and relax,” I imagine Him saying.

I mentioned to my kid that the storm is God’s way of forcing us to pause; slow down. God knew my body needed an additional day off. He also knew my car needed a break as well because it’s on the move every day like its owner. Most of the city is shut down. Some businesses were closed or delayed opening, which meant lost revenue.

Yesterday, my family (twenty-something of us) was supposed to have brunch at Relish restaurant to celebrate my nephew who graduated from the State Police Academy.Β  The restaurant called to say they, unfortunately, would be closed due to inclement weather. Yes, a disappointment, but I’m sure the cooks, managers, and other personnel needed and welcomed the break.

Yesterday, our church service was cancelled for the same reason. I believe Pastor along with everyone else appreciated the break too. We need to be refreshed and focused – God’s way of giving our minds a rest period.

And notice the subject title, I didn’t specify what type of storm. Whatever personal storm you’re going through, address it during this snow storm.

Psalm 46:10 (International Standard Version) in part reads, “Be in awe and know that I am God.”

God’s plan. Now y’all do with it what you will.

Thanks again for readin’ my writin’.

 

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About T. Anthony-Horton

If you know me, you are very much aware of how I truly enjoy writing... because after all - it is my thang. I have one book published, "Office Antics & Sexual Liaisons", and I am actively working on the sequel. I appreciate all who have purchased and read my 1st creation. I absolutely enjoy conversations with you about the characters I've created - shows me you really did read my book! I always welcome all feedback; positive, negative, indifferent - doesn't matter - makes me a better and more conscientious writer. I can be sarcastic, comical, sensitive, informative, and overly descriptive (lol) as I've been told. I'm cool with all that, and to those who are not into my style of prose, I get that too. I still have two other books in my head that should've been on paper a long time ago - what?! I do have a life y'all! Stay tuned for the sequel, which is tentatively titled, "After the Antics". In the meantime, continue to follow my blog and tell someone about it. I love you for readin' my writin'. Peace!

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  1. I wish I could concur as for a brief moment, I believed I was going to be snowed in, relaxing, resting and enjoying the company of my three grandchildren. Fireplace cracking, playing board games, eating my homemade Carmel Corn, homemade mini turkey burgers, curly fries and my oldest grandson favorite, mozzarella sticks!

    Instead, I was out in the storm, shoveling, getting stuck, shoveling again with the help of my son and listening to him complain about what we can’t do and me explaining that if he put that much energy into what we can do instead of saying what we can’t do, we can get my over worked Van out faster!

    I was headed to my 87yr. old mother’s apartment again, called to make sure she was cool, no answer, had already been there to help her and make sure she had what she needed before the storm hit but, when she failed to answer the phone, had no choice but to go back, it’s a 24/7 job, somebody got to do it. Said she was in the rest room, forgot to see who had called, did not hear the phone the 2nd time….

    I did make it back to my grandchildren, an hour later, fireplace cracking- had a different meaning, I needed it as I was cold and wet, cut board game time down a little, ate home made Carmel corn, mini turkey burgers with curly fries with a 600 Motrin for my back and started movie time a little earlier so Grandmom can lay down and get her back rested to start all over the next day! This storm was not meant for me to rest, have to wait for the Lord to send me another storm!

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    • Wow, Mason! You had a storm within a storm, girl! Hopefully, you found a moment to reflect. You are doing and have done a great job in taking care of your mom. I know the stories from years ago. Your blessing is coming, girl – be patient. πŸ™‚

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  2. AMEN Sis!!! My thoughts exactly!

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  3. Bermajean (BJ) Thompson

    Profound!

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  4. Charmiene Carden

    Nice reflection and I agree. Sometimes, we don’t know how to take a station break, so God in his infamous wisdom, puts us in a spiritual timeout.
    I’m so happy Sandy shared this with me. I was about to post this to my Facebook page and noticed it was my “cousin,” a good word.

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    • Thanks, Charmiene, for those words. I knew I wasn’t the only one feeling that way. Send me your e-mail so you can get them as soon as I post. Also, please don’t repost without my knowledge. Thanks again, cousin! πŸ™‚

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  5. winkers09@msn.com

    Beautiful Tillie, and so appropriate for current situation. 😍

    Sent from Outlook Mobile

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  6. Laverne Washington

    Hi Tillie, I agree that God causes all things to work for our good. Since our church services were cancelled due to the storm I also took the time to read His Word and meditate on scriptures.

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  7. You know you have to pull of these together and put a title on them.

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  8. I was actually thinking similar thoughts at the same time I received your blog post. I have not been out the house since Friday, which gave me time to relax my MIND. I find myself being so overwhelmed with thinking about this, that and the other. It was nice to just sit back and think about absolutely nothing, and trust me, it took some work….lol. Nice post girlfriend.

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    • You and I are usually on same page so I feel you. I haven’t been out since Friday either and if given another day off, I’d be in the house still. Thanks for liking the post, girlfriend. πŸ™‚

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  9. Tillie I totally agree with this. I am so grateful to God because I knew this was His plan for rest for me because I have been tired for months. Thank you …well said..

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  10. MARGE S. All true about life. Glad to see you writing again. Keep it up

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  11. Awesome, totally in agreement!!

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  12. You go on and minister, my sistah! I hear a sermon in this message. Thank you for being you and doing you to build us up! Love ya, Peace.

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  13. Nirvana A. Horton

    Never thought about the scenario like that. As always great job mom always looking outside of the box.

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