Monday, February 22, 2021

February News


February comes from the Latin word februa, which means “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Februalia, which was a month-long festival of purification and atonement that took place this time of year. Did you know: ... Originally, February was made the last month of the calendar year. (quote from Wikipedia)

February 2021 has been the coldest month during this winter. The wet, bleak, and frozen days have made their impact and it is time for them to go. Maybe that is why there are only 28 days in the month.

Our granddaughter’s weeklong visit to pick up her stuff before her move to Texas turned into two weeks when the snow and ice made I-20 leading into Dallas impassable. Rose left yesterday and should be there by tonight.

The demolition and construction crew demolished our bathroom floors that were affected by a water leak last October. New flooring was installed along with new toilets and painting was done.  What a noisy, irritating mess.  Not a very favorable time for purification and atonement. Good news – insurance covered the cost.

My February 8th birthday was celebrated with the help of family. Charles made it a special event.  Cards and good wishes from friends added to the fun time.  We postponed our Valentine Day celebration to a more relaxing time.

I shared my testimony with the Columbus Women’s Connection group via Zoom on February 11.  It was a new experience for me and for them since Covid is keeping the group from meeting in person.  In-house meetings are much more rewarding even with the travel.

We led our Sunday Morning Life Group at church in a study of the Gospel of Luke. We have studied the many miracles of Jesus and his forgiveness of sins. So, February has been a time of purification and atonement for me as I have considered the truth of God’s word.

Spring is around the corner and the promise of warmer and longer days awaits. Like me I know you are ready to see the daffodils and tulips bloom.

1 comment:

  1. Always the right amount of reflection and encouragement. Oh, and a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!