"After awhile these hot-water bottles are as useful as a half-inch candle on an iceberg."
- Ruth Dix, missionary
China, January 23, 1951
IntrepidWhen I read Ruth Dix's words last night I thought of this photo my husband took at the end of January. Its not really been a very cold year - in fact its been downright mild here in Aomori. But our cat clearly feels that we don't keep the house warm enough to suit her! She did actually get down (quickly!) shortly after this photo was taken.
I'm reading Ronald Clements' book "Point me to the Skies" - a book I wish I could share with all my friends who wonder where God is when it hurts. 1951 was a difficult year in China and Ruth Dix was leaving under duress when she spoke those words. But life went on... and there was a happy ending.