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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Ice Storm – 17 January 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

It’s hard to believe that on the 6th of January the temperature was 70 degrees F. in the shade here, and that I wore shorts outdoors.

At 7:30 this morning the thermometer on our sundeck registered a frigid 4 degrees F. and just a couple of days ago everything was covered with ice, and icicles hung from our wooden picnic table and benches outside our kitchen door.

While thinking about all this, here’s something I wrote this morning:

Ice Storm
By Mary T. Hoffman
(Written 17 January 2007)

An ice storm in the night
Reveals in morning light
A dazzling, wintry sight
Of frozen droplets bright

That cling to shrubs and trees
And glisten where they freeze –
A sight that’s sure to please
The one who looks and sees.

Still others will complain
About the freezing rain;
Indeed it is a bane
And something of a pain

For those who slip and slide
And wobble side to side
Or cannot get a ride –
heir patience can be tried!

But soon it will be past;
The thaw will come in fast.
The ice just cannot last.  

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