Friar Don Miller. OFM
I am a Franciscan priest. I spent my early years of ministry in New Mexico working among the Pueblo Native Americans and the Hispanics. In 1978 I began my years in academics working as a chaplain, faculty member, and administrator at various universities in the southwest and the midwest. I taught various course in theology, especially in my area of specialty which is moral theology. I have been the Vocation Director for the Province of Saint John the Baptist since 2003.
 
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Snow in Bay City, MI

I am in Bay City, MI this evening and experiencing the first snow of the season.


I flew up here yesterday in order to be available for an interview today in Pinconning, MI. The flights were bumpy due to strong, cold winds in Ohio and Michigan. I joined a prospective for Eucharist at St. Mary church outside Pinconning at 10:30. The weather was cold and there was evidence on the cars of a few snow flurries over night. Nothing on the ground, however. Now I am back in Bay City at the motel and it is snowing gently--enough to cover the cars and the ground. I had seen snow flurries in Minneapolis a few weeks ago, but this is the first snow cover I've seen this season. Oh joy, winter has arrived!


Is there a picture of this event, you might ask? No, because I forgot to pack my camera. I was at airport security yesterday when I realized I did not bring my camera. So, there are no pictures.


Oh well, we'll see lots more snow before spring arrives. But there is something exciting about the first snowfall of the season. Why? I don't know. Maybe it has something to do with the kid in each of us that finds snow attractive. Maybe it speaks to our need for the orderly change of seasons. Maybe it's just me. Who knows?


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