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I love a good ice storm. Not really, but indulge me for a moment.
Last night was bedlam, in more ways than one. A highly anticipated football game kicked off shortly after 7:00 PM.   
The score was nil at 0-0.  
The boys in orange had the ball, and it was 3rd and something to go.
Then, everything went dark. That’s when the real light began to shine.
Little Frau and I were sitting in an ages old farmhouse nestled on the Golden Spread, watching the game with her parents, when the power grid went down.
A phone call or two confirmed that everyone in the 806 was in the same boat. Ice on the lines has a way of doing that. A pair of flashlights were retrieved, the gas heater was turned up a bit, and out came the old old stories.

Within the hour, an unwatched game was already out of reach, but a nice visit continued for another hour or two. Finally, a warm bed in a pitch black room beckoned loudly.

The power was back on shortly thereafter, but I contend it never really left the house.
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also…and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:14-16, 18‬ ‭
Last night, it was good, indeed. The lesser lights were greater this night.
I love a good ice storm…


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