625. Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. ~Sir Walter Scott

So long sad times
Pull along bad times
You are now a thing of the past.
The skies are clear again.
So let’s sing a song of cheer again!
Happy times,
happy nights,
happy days 
are here again!
~Excerpted lyrics from song 
by Benny Meroff

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The birds are chirping happy tunes. High in the trees the squirrels are happily scampering to and fro. Lengthening sunny days are making those who till the soil happy. And happy little seedling are growing bigger in the warmth. But hold on just a minute! Something’s terribly wrong with this picture. After all it’s still January and therefore winter. So why all the happy dances? Could it be that lies are being spread? As a matter of fact they are, and it happens nearly every year here in north central Texas. In mid to late January the sun begins to speak seductively of springtime, and it tells the fairy tale so well and so long that the land is duped into believing the fallacy. What’s more the unusual warming trend often extends into February making it a partner-in-crime in the treacherous deception. And then wham, bam!!! Winter reclaims its hold on the land. But that’s not the end of the story. Spring will arrive at its ordained “hour upon the stage” for no matter what happens, God is still in control and what He has promised will come to pass.

When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future. ~Ecclesiastes 7:14   ✝

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20 thoughts on “625. Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. ~Sir Walter Scott

    • Oh yes, I’m enjoying them for sure, but I sure hate it when it goes on long enough to ruin things. The tulip magnolias had just come out last year and were gorgeous for two days and then a late freeze came and the next days those gorgeous blossoms were dead and brown. 😦

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  1. I’ll take every one of those sneaky little days, for as long as I don’t consider them to be anything more than the singular blessing of a God who knows just how anxious His children are for the days of Spring, than never will I be disappointed when the weather returns to that which is normal for this time of the year. And each wonderful, warm day we have has still depleted Winter of one more day of it’s lengthy sting. Like always Natalie, your posts bring out only the best and the happiest in my way of thinking, for which I truly thank you.

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    • I’ve done that before and will have to do it again sometime. I wish the weather weren’t so fickle this time of year. Of course in July and August I’m begging of a change in the weather. It’s the only time of year, our weather is that consistent for that long.
      Hugs, N ❤

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