You may have not have noticed but there's a bit of snow about.
It's not too bad here in Rathcoole but in parts of Armagh, Ireland and Britain it appears to be quite rough. Roads are blocked airports are at a standstill and schools are closed.
As a result a lot of people can't get into work, instead they work from home.
Many think 'working from home' is just a euphemism for enjoying a bit of a skive. Sending a few emails and then spending a couple of hours watching Bargain Hunt or Jeremy Kyle with a toasted bagel and a cup of coffee. But is it really like that.
Given the chance would you skive of work and never let on?
As someone who is based at home I know the temptation only too well. I need to set myself rules like 'no TV during the day' and try to get a routine together. For me being busy is liberating because the fight against procrastination is won by the necessity to get things done. It's the days when I need to do preparation in the 'study' or come up with new ideas etc that are the danger days. I'd appreciate your prayers for my concentration on those days.
To be able to work when no-one is looking is a measure of character. To be diligent with tasks with no deadlines, to do what you should not just what you are required to. If you had a snow-day how would you spend it, would you waste it or would you fill it with something useful? How much of a day off would you spend on facebook for example compared to how long you might spend in prayer?
This is a challenge to me, maybe it is for you too.
One thing you could do on a free day read that day's portion of the 90 day bible reading challenge. Yesterday's (day one) was very enjoyable and didn't take too long in the end. Of course it's easier to break a habit than make one so we've got to keep at it.