A Winter Evening ( by Carley Evans )

I love winter.

Winter is wonderful primarily because of the excuse to start a fire in the fireplace any time the temperature outside drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. As a matter of fact, the ideal temperature for a fire in the house is around 45 degrees; that way less cold air rushes into the room when I open the glass fire screen to place kindling and logs. The comfort of a fire is hard to fully grasp, but its peacefulness is palpable — yes, warmth but also quiet calm. I love to sit, watch the flames, and relax.

Add a glass of red wine and several small pieces of dark chocolate, and a winter evening is complete.

Thank You, Creator God, for the four seasons — for winter, spring, summer, fall. Thank You that each time of the year brings special moments of great joy. I, for one, am so happy to celebrate Your Son’s birth at this particular time of the year — a time of comforting fire, delicious dark chocolate, and the fruit of the vine. Your winter is lovely, dearest Lord. Thank You for coming to earth for me. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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9 thoughts on “A Winter Evening ( by Carley Evans )

  1. I am with you on this one. I love winter and a good fire in the fireplace – our’s is a gas fireplace, tho, not wood. And dark chocolate is the best. 🙂

  2. Lambskinny says:

    Thanks Patricia and Peace in Heaven.

  3. Jeff says:

    I’ll take gevurztraminer over red, but the setting sounds wonderful. Maybe throw in some marshmallows, too.

    • lambskinny says:

      Jeff, I’ve not tasted a gerurztraminer –sounds intriguing. Next time I am at World Market or Total Wine, I’ll see what lurks in yonder ‘white?’ As for marshmallows; they are too sweet for me. When I write of dark chocolate, I’m leaning on the 85% end of the cocoa continuum. Carley

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