We have been getting a lot of snow this week ever since that winter storm came in on Monday. I have been shoveling snow all week and weekend and it is snowing again this morning. We are also supposed to get more snow tomorrow. We woke up to about a foot of new snow on Friday and we ended up with a snow day. The kids have been having fun and it’s been great having a surprise 3 day weekend. God also opened up a door for me to share a little bit of my testimony with our new neighbors from Texas. They have lived here for over a year now and we have talked quite a bit. I’ve been praying for an open door and it happened as we shoveled snow Friday. Despite all the shoveling, it has been a cool weekend I’d like to share with you all.
Here are some photos from Saturday morning. We had all the new snow from Friday and then we woke up to new snow Saturday morning too.
You can see the high walls of snow on the side of the driveway and sidewalk from all the snow I shoveled Friday.
After several days, it’s not much fun to shovel, but all the snow sure does look beautiful on the Rockies.
The kids always have fun sledding on our little hill on the side of the house. If you have never been sledding, I highly recommend it! Same with snowboarding!
Don’t worry, our son goes all out and he was okay. That is his style. He goes big!
That’s our daughter pumping her fist in victory. The kids have a great time together and it’s always fun playing in the snow. We are very thankful for the blessing of the Rockies.
So, about that conversation with my neighbor. His teenage son was also with him. We all came out to shovel at the same time and we were outside for at least an hour. We talked about the storm and how much snow we got and we talked about the warm weather in Texas. They are from San Antonio and my sister lives in Fort Worth now, so we have quite a bit in common.
As we talked, I let him know about my Celiac diagnosis. He wanted to know more about it and he asked really good questions. I told him all about the disease and I ended up telling him about the day I stopped breathing due to anaphylactic shock and I told him I was saved by a miracle and came back to life. His son was listening intently the whole time. I didn’t go into the whole event with the wind of the Holy Spirit and the Lord putting me back in my body, but I got to tell him that I believe in Jesus and I have since 1996. He was amazed to learn that I didn’t receive any help from EMTs, but I survived. He didn’t say whether he believed in Jesus or not, but he thought it was cool and was encouraged by what I said. It was awesome to have such a deep conversation while shoveling snow and that is exactly how the Lord opens doors to preach the Gospel and share our testimonies! Thank You Jesus!
We will be shoveling more snow today, so maybe we will have another conversation. I just pray I can be a blessing to our new neighbors and help with any questions they might have. We should always be prepared to give an answer to anyone who asks us about our faith in Jesus. Even when we’re moving a foot of snow.
Here is a photo from 8:34 a.m. this morning. It was snowing when I got up at 6:30 a.m. and it is still snowing right now at 11:20 a.m., Mountain Time, of course. It was really sunny yesterday and it started to warm up, so a lot of the snow from Friday and Saturday melted, but it’s coming down pretty steady again today. I don’t know how much more we will get, but we might end up having a snow day tomorrow too.
God can use anything to open a door to talk about Jesus, even a snow storm. May we always keep our eyes on Jesus and be sensitive to the urging of the Holy Spirit when the door opens. Thank you Jesus for answering my prayer and opening the door to share my testimony! May He use His people for His glory and May His will be done!
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Have a blessed Sunday!
Grace and peace to you all!