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Episode Info: “February is the cruelest month” is how T.S. Eliot began The Waste Land – until Ezra Pound suggested he change it to “April” for poetic reasons. Be that as it may, February is a time of dullness for many of us. It may affect us ourselves, it may affect our children. So what can we do about mid-winter cabin fever? Admit it – the seasons do have an impact. You might have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – here’s an article from the Mayo Clinic website.  You may not have a condition that needs medical attention, but the fact that some people do have a problem with change in seasons should tell you it’s not just your imagination. It’s not a sign of weakness or a character flaw to realize some things can make a difference. We have family from Scandinavia who tell us people there (where the winter days are really short) take active, preemptive steps to increase their cheerfulness – more light, more houseplants, and so on. Listen in for more practical ideas to cheer up your dark days of February!   PASSAGES OF INTEREST Seasons are a fact – and a blessing of God “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” (God, in Genesis 8:22) You [God] have made summer and winter. (Psalm 74:17) God thunders marvelously with His voice;He does great things which we cannot comprehend.For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’;Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength. (Job 37:5-6) He gives snow like wool;He scatters the frost like ashes;He casts out His hail like morsels;Who can stand before His cold?He sends out His word and melts them;He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow. (Psalm 147:16-18) STORIES YOU MIGHT APPRECIATE Don’t Laugh – here’s how to understand Southerners and snow Chocolate snow cream recipe UPCOMING EVENTS Would you like to have Hal and Melanie speak at your church, group meeting, or some other gathering? We travel a great deal and it may be easier than you think! We’re going to be in the states in yellow in 2020, so CLICK HERE to start the conversation! February 27-29, 2020 – Nashville, TN – Teach Them Diligently – Nashville March 13-14 – Williamsburg, VA – HEAV LeaderLife Conference March 26-28, 2020 – Rogers, AR – Teach Them Diligently – Northwest Arkansas April 3-4, 2020 – Kansas City, MO – Midwest Parent Educators (MPE) Conference The post Fighting Cabin Fever – MBFLP 241 appeared first on Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network. ...
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