Here in Michigan, we are entering what is known as the mid-winter period. It lasts until approximately February 15th. This period has the potential for being the coldest part of the winter. Although it is hard for me to see it getting any colder then it already has this winter. Last week, as you probably are aware, most of the nation was gripped by a phonomenom that they called the 'polar vortex'. Here in the Detroit Area which is in the Southeastern part of Michigan, we had actual temperature readings of -15 degrees fahrenheit, with wind chill readings of 30 degrees below zero. And to top it oo we had a foot of snow to go with extremely bitter temperatures. We've already had quite a bit of winter.
The Month of January is named for the Roman deity 'Janus'. He is pictured as the head of a man with two faces: one face looking ahead to the new year, and the other face looking behind at the old year just completed. At the beginning of each year we need to meditate on the joys, and disappointments; victories, and failures of the past year. We also need to look forward at the new year ahead with optimism, and positive enthusiasm knowing that this brand new year promises to be the best year of our lives.
REMEMBER-"Meditation is the price of REALITY" REVEREND MARY-LOU BROWN