How to Survive the Winter

By Sister Barbara Jean “B.J.” Franklin, ASC

When the cold and snow of February proved that winter was not really over, we faced the things we don’t like about winter: bone-chilling cold, hazardous driving conditions, cabin fever, indoor routines.

The avid gardeners among us have been poring over seed catalogs and the dog-eared pages give testament to the heart’s never-ending longing for Spring. But it’s winter here in the Midwest and we may as well appreciate the gifts that it brings.


Among my favorites are:

  • Bare trees that speak of letting go,