Have you had any trouble getting around in the snow? Sounds like they've really had problems down in Portland, with widespread traffic snarls due to the storm they had a couple days ago.
The basic problem, of course, is a lack of traction. Snow and ice + unsalted roads + cars without chains ... it all adds up to a major headache.
Sometimes we lack traction in our Christian lives. We know we're to be living godly, fruitful, Christ-centered lives - but we just can't seem to get traction.
We've talked about the importance of being grounded in the gospel, and in a deep awareness of the righteousness we now have in Christ. This Sunday we'll talk about the all-important role of the Holy Spirit. He's the one who gives us Power for Living.