A 'Holy' Winter Season
And banishing the Winter Blues
Though there are still a few more weeks until spring, I feel as if I am emerging from a holy winter season.
You shall be holy to me, for I the Lord am holy and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be mine. Leviticus 20.26 ESV
As I began writing this, the weather was in the single digits. Schools had been closed for days due to snow, sleeting rain, and ice-covered roads. We are in the south, so this is maybe a once-a-winter-occurrence.
‘Winter Blues’ are a thing!
Changes in seasons, less daytime hours, and colder temperatures all contribute to the winter blues. Go online, and you’ll find hundreds of articles offering advice on how to overcome it. Get outdoors and get moving, as in exercise and fresh air, is at the top of this list. (I’ll add this only works if it’s not dangerously frigid outdoors!)
It does make sense, though. When accustomed to a mobile and active lifestyle, being stuck indoors for days on end can become depressive. The suggestion is that by getting outdoor…
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