it's nice and warm today. good. when i first moved here, a year and half ago, i mourned the loss of a real winter. coming from lubbock and other west texas towns, i experienced at least a small amount of snow every year or every other year. but over the christmas holidays, when houston was getting its first snow fall in who knows how many years, i experienced my biggest snowfall ever. 6 inches. back home for the holidays. so needless to say, when we came back home to houston after new years, i welcomed the return to 70 - 80 degree temperatures. so today is a good day. it's a good day to enjoy God's grace.