Snow Structures

{fort} Snow throneThis has been a very snowy winter. David and I rolled up a big ball of snow and carved it into a throne. Then we got another medium ball and made a foot stool to put your legs on.

{fort} All the workers!We also have been shoveling all the snow off the front cement pad into one big pile. Then after it had been below freezing for over three days, David, Daniel, and I went out with shovels and dug out a winding tunnel. Daniel got the idea to make a tunnel coming out of the middle into a little fort. It was hard not to get discouraged because it was cold and wet and hard to dig through. But everybody kept on working. It got done a lot faster than we had planned.

{fort} Jonathan working away.It takes determination like this to wake up early enough to dig into God word so you can start the day from God’s perspective.


  1. Daniel February 25, 2007 at 5:34 pm #

    That tunnel really was fun too dig out! It took some perseverance because there was a thick layer of ice a few inches under the surface. But american ingenuity persevered, and, using a trowel and other garden utensils, we broke through. Good application too, Jonathan!

  2. Robert February 26, 2007 at 6:49 am #

    Wow! What a tunnel! Well, Jonathan, you certainly got plenty of snow this year. It looks like a lot of fun when you all put your creativity to work! Here in Chicago we got more snow last night, coming down in great big flakes. It’s a really wet snow so it’s great for snowball fights!

    I like your analogy to waking up early enough so that we can “dig into God’s Word” and “start the day from God’s perspective.” That’s a good motivation for me!

  3. Joshua February 27, 2007 at 4:47 pm #

    I like it! Several of the Wilkes Team members were just outside creating very similar constructions. We’ll have to post them up likewise.

    Those modified mountains of snow present a wonderful analogy of our need to turn the mountains and roadblocks we encounter throughout life into meaningful (and memorable 🙂 ) creations for God’s glory (Rom. 8:28).

  4. Adam March 11, 2007 at 12:15 pm #

    I think that is a great idea.A couple years ago we made a an tunnel in a big pile of snow and a slide on the top of the pile of snow.This year we tried to make a tunnel but it fell through.

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