Baby It’s Really Cold Outside
It’s been a much less seasonable week in the Shenandoah Valley this week. Many days this past week we had wind chills near zero and yet, I don’t have much to complain about, because Pam has been dealing with temperatures much colder than that. She has had temps at zero with much colder wind chills in Ottawa. I didn’t realize until James and I made the long trip to Ottawa over Friday and Saturday. Why are we in Ottawa? It is no secret that we are expectantly awaiting the birth of our first grand baby. So we are in Ottawa for that blessed event.
It is cold here. We woke up to a temp of 1 this morning. That is the coldest temps we have experienced in several years – the most recent being 2010 just after we moved into the parsonage in Staunton. However one of the things that we have not dealt with being here are bitter temps with strong wind and that has kept the wind chill very near the actual temp. Tomorrow things warm up to 25 and later in the week it’s supposed to get even warmer here even climbing over freezing. That would be the first time in about a week that James and I have experienced that and for Pam it’s been almost two weeks.
Being that we are in Ottawa, means that we didn’t worship with our church family this morning and while I missed that, our family worshiped together musically this morning before attending worship at Michael and Rebecca’s church. They had church “on the road” because they had a special service and had many more guests than would have fit into their small sanctuary. Michael is a wonderful musician. During our musical worship this morning we started with How Great Is Our God and then How Great Thou Art and then moved in to several other songs: Agnus Dei, Revelation Song, and Holy, Holy, Holy. Michael has a great feel for playing contemporary style music and is also quite the singer/songwriter and can play a mean classical organ as well. I was impressed with his playing at church this afternoon. It was fun to worship along with our family this morning. I enjoyed hearing James sing both here at home and also in church, but we struggled a bit there because the songs were unfamiliar to us, except for the hymn “Take My Life and Let It Be.”
The next big item on our agenda is the birth of our grandbaby…we can’t wait and that is what we are looking forward to this week. We will keep you posted and I’m sure that there will be pictures. That’s about all I’ve got for now…It’s been a great weekend so far and I am looking forward to what God has in store this week.