On The Job

Old man winter snuck into town during the wee hours of Thursday morning, and by the time he crawled on through, he left us with about a foot of snow. I shot this picture that day from an area just outside our front door that had been protected from the drifts.

Most things came to a standstill in our community on Thursday. School was canceled and appointments rescheduled. Many who made it to work got to leave early before things got worse. Our paper didn’t arrive until sometime the next day. The streets, covered in the white stuff, stayed almost deserted.

It wouldn’t have surprised me not to get mail that day either, but the mail truck pulled into our neighborhood late that afternoon. The good ole mail service — not much can stop them, can it? They may get there late, but they get there. (The flood here last summer did stop them for a day or two, but that was probably because the mail couldn’t make it into town.)

The next day I watched our letter carrier trudge through yards where sidewalks had not yet been shoveled. The snow slowed him down, but he didn’t let it stop him. All over town, I’m sure the same scene was taking place. The U.S. Postal Service — faithful to do the job, persevering in spite of obstacles.

They set quite an example, don’t they? I want to live in such a way that people will be able to say the same of me. How about you?

“Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2

*My photo


  1. Cheryl,
    I can’t believe the picture was taken in front of your house. When I first saw it I thought it was probably some picture you got off the internet or something. Great picture. I would like the Chocolate Angel Food cake recipe, too. I saw you were going to post it. Thanks. I think your chocolate topic was a hit.

  2. Debbie, thanks for the compliment on the picture. I took several throughout the day hoping something would turn out good enough to use here on the blog. Glad you liked it!

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