The Snowballs

Brad snuck up behind me like a ninja and threw the world’s largest snowball into my back as soon as his mom took this picture. I grabbed handfuls of snow and started chunking them at him to defend myself. The war wasn’t over until our fingers were numb, and we were freezing to the bone. I am usually a well-prepared person in all aspects EXCEPT when something I don’t think about happening, well, happens. I didn’t bring gloves with me or bundle up because a snowball fight with my husband wasn’t marked on my to-do list. But I chose to embrace the moment, laugh with him, and make a memory. Regardless if you are a list and planner fanatic like me or if you are like Brad and “just wing it,” we all have moments when the unexpected happens and we are suddenly unprepared. These moments can turn out special, terrible, heart-wrenching, life changing, etc. What we have to remember when we are writing our lists and marking our calendars (or not, lol) is that God already has an agenda made for us. There will be snowballs thrown at us from time to time to prepare us for a future season of our lives, to strengthen us, to try our faith…we won’t and can’t possibly KNOW ALLLLL what is ahead. So, what do we do? We prepare ourselves spiritually for the unexpected-the hurtful snowballs and the soft snowflakes. Until AND when the snowballs come, we have to ground ourselves into the Word, build us a fort of memorized scripture to strengthen our hearts, and gather soldiers of believers to help us out! Andddd what about the snowflakes you ask? Prepare for the beautiful moments of life just like you would prepare for the snowballs because you will want to have your loved ones circling around you with happy, smiling faces and scriptures of thankfulness stirring in your heart. Similar to the way the snow melts, so do these moments…

Author: countrymilefaith

Hey, y'all! I'm Emily, a simple country girl with a BIG love for the Lord, coffee, sunflowers, cooking, and gardening. I graduated from college one year ago in Secondary Agricultural Education, and I am now fulfilling my dream of teaching agriculture to high school and middle school students while also teaching science in the mix. I am happily married to my college sweetheart, Brad, who doubles as my ag teaching partner! We are newly weds, so we are just getting around to starting a farm. As we add animals to the Cooper Fam and complete projects, y'all will be the first ones to know. :) Tator is our sweet Goldendoodle puppy that we consider to be our first child, and he keeps us on our toes all the time. Between the demands of teaching and life, I enjoy writing and encouraging others in their walk with the Lord sticking tidbits of what I experience along this journey in my writing. I hope that you will follow along and that this blog will help your faith grow longer than a country mile!

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