DEATH BY HUMIDITY 

Can you die of humidity? Is that a thing (yes)? Because if it is then I’ve got one foot in the grave. It’s enough to make me wanna quit life. In Colorado, everyday was a good hair day. I woke up looking like a rockstar every single morning for four years. If you ever saw a bad picture of me while I lived there it HAD to be the angle. But the minute I moved to Tennessee, any bit of cute I had went right out the window – right along with any cool breeze that ever thought about blowing my way.  I forgot how stinkin’ hot it is here, and I wish I could forget again.
And what season is it anyway? I mean, it snows 10 months out of the year in the 719, but at least you know what you’re getting – a foot of snow with zero humidity and lots of sunshine. I go to bed in the 731 asking Jesus to keep us safe from whatever kind of tsunami, avalanche, ice storm, tornado or heat wave might be headed our way. Who ever knows. Mother Nature either hates our guts or is experiencing some early onset menopause. I’m done with her.
I guess the one thing we can say for any season – it will inevitably change. Sometimes once a quarter, sometimes by the minute.  For those of us who like a little spice of life, it’s a welcomed break. For those of us who like predictability, this may pose a problem.

Life is ever-changing too, is it not? As much as we would love to have a peek at the master blue prints, our maker holds them under lock and key. I’m pretty sure He knows that if He ever let me have a look I would be making some major changes. Hence, the suspense. Things have not exactly gone like I had planned. I’ve experienced a lot of hurt in my life – a lot of humidity followed by some pretty harsh winters.
If I had it my way, I would skip all the bad parts and we would all walk around in our happy place 24/7. I would be skinny and be able to eat whatever I want. My children would never smart-mouth me and my house would clean itself. We would live in a perpetual state of fall slash winter from here to eternity. Christmas lights and college-football would stay on year-round. Pumpkin spice lattes would never go away and my hair would look fly on the daily. Summer wouldn’t even be a thing. What is summer?
See, I pride myself on having these brilliant (lame) ideas. Mapping it all out – no room for error. I’ve got this. This is how I want it to go, God. Please and thank you. But the Lord has taught me as of late, that there is only one good and perfect way and it’s His. I make some mighty good plans (and some mighty bad ones), but He orders my steps.
The truth is, I don’t really want to know which season is coming next, anyway. I don’t know if I could handle it. I’m just grateful that the crappy ones don’t last forever. Aren’t you? Good grief.
And while I’m in those tough seasons, those rough waters, I’m glad to know who calms my seas. I know who tells the winds and waves to obey. I’ve watched Him do it in my life time and time again. I don’t need to see too far ahead. I just need to hold the hand of the One who knows what’s coming. He’s got me. He makes better decisions than I do. He knows what I need when I need it. And He knows what you need too.

Do we trust Him? Do we trust enough to let Him lead? We can go kicking and screaming (done it) or we can go in peace – having all faith in the One who knows and loves us best. It’s our choice, and sometimes it’s a tough one. But I’ve watched Him, and He does good work. I’m confident in His ability to orchestrate and arrange my life, and yours, far better than we ever dreamed.

Friends, He sees what we cannot see. We only know part of the story, but one day we will be able to ask Him all the “why’s” we can think of. Until then, will we choose to rest and be content following the day-to-day path He has set in front of us? Sometimes the choice may come easy. Sometimes it may be a moment-by-moment YES. However we choose to get there, l promise to try to embrace the season if you will…humidity and all.

70 thoughts on “DEATH BY HUMIDITY ”

  1. What lovely and powerful words! I really needed to read this tonight. I’m thankful Whoah Susannah recommended you! I totally agree with you on the humidity, too. One year in Arizona ruined me for SC weather–even after 20+ years!

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  2. I just found you on FB tonight. You made me laugh and Lord knows I needed it. My PTSD was triggered last week and I’ve been on the struggle bus ever since. Now this blog post and I’m sure God sent me here too. This is what needed to be said, straight to my face.
    Thank you.
    I love you.

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  3. Heather, I’m living in the south as well, by way of Southern California (perfect-hair-every-day country). I’m enjoying your short videos. Thank you so very much for keeping it clean. I love it that I can share it with my kiddos. We love Jesus too and my daughter today whispered to me “Jesus, take the wheel” and I knew exactly what she meant : ). Your comment “I’d rather kiss the south end of a north bound donkey” puts me in stitches. Keep up the good work and keep em coming.

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  4. My best friend and I have become obsessed with your videos…and we have been convinced that we had to all be related until we read your blog and realized that you aren’t a fan of summer….up until that point we believed we were all sisters separated at birth lol. We think we could change your mind about summer if you hung out with us at the lake one summer!!! And our daily lives would probably provide tons of content for future I ain’t doin it videos!!! Lol…. we joke about you being our long lost sister, but it was your blog that sealed the deal for us! Cheryl (my best friend) and I are best friends because Of church and our love for Christ! And after reading your blog….it’s clear…you are our sister…our sister in Christ!!!
    Your blog is awesome and your videos are hilarious! Continue to use those God-given talents!!! You are amazing!!!

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  5. Thank you for the joy you share! ❤️

    In church this morning the pastor read one of my favorite scriptures. 1 Corinthians 13:12-13. I memorized it years ago in the KJV. “For now we see through a glass darkly…” I love that. I once was sharing this with someone who was going through dark times and trying to drown herself in alcohol. I explained to her she was trying to look at her tragedy through the dark glass of a beer bottle and couldn’t see clearly. Sometimes we can’t see life clearly… but we are promised that one day, face to face, we will understand.
    Keep on using your faith and talents to bring light to our lives, Heather. You’re doing a great job!
    Sandy from Bright Indiana

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  6. I don’t live close to you but I’m pretty sure that since I’m out a bff for the past 7 years, you should be my new one. I love your humor and love for Jesus! The only problem is that I love Southern Florida and you appear to be one of those cold weather folks. 😊 God bless you. Please keep doing what you’re doing!

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  7. Amen amen and amen!! Love it. Beautifully and hilariously written. Girl you are funny. God is giving you a platform and you (through Him) are soaring!!! Love your videos and blog!!!!

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  8. Wow! Just found out about u Ms. Heather. U are amazing! Laughed so hard at your videos I cried and boy did I need that hearty type of laugh! Been dealing with Harvey from hell who came into town. No more home no more cars starting over in my mid-50s, but a l
    ot of other people have it far worse! So I praise God who makes all things new! Thank u for these words of encouragement my sister in Christ you’ll never know how much this is helping me cope! God is definitely using you!!!

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  9. Omgosh yes! A TN transplant by way of COS, CO, I totally live every moment wishing for the cool and technicolor sunshine of COS. No seasonal affect disorder there, ever. I’m grateful we are here, near family again vs COS. Some days though, like today whilst at the pumpkin farm in 90 degree weather, I wish I could transplant COS here. If nothing more than for no allergies.

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  10. Want to know what’s even worse than high humidity? Having a stuffy nose on an extremely humid day. It literally feels like I’m being smothered with a pillow every single time I walk out the door. My life for the last 10 days.

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  11. I found your blog post through your I ain’t doing it comedy I saw on Facebook book. Your comedy opened a door for your words about Gods ways to penetrate my soul.

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  12. I know you wrote this a little bit ago,Heather. But the Lord knew I needed this know and led me to your blog at this appointed time! I am a Hooiser girl living in a South Carolina world for the past 2 years and it’s been a journey let me tell you. Summer should only be someone’s name and not a season…bring me fall all day everyday, thanks!!!! Continue to allow God to use you! Your authenticity is beautiful!

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    1. Hey Angela! I named my baby daughter Summer! I’m totally with You! It’s a BEAUTIFUL name but my LEAST favorite SEASON!!! Maybe I should’ve named her Autumn???

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  13. I know you wrote this a little bit ago,Heather. But the Lord knew I needed this now and led me to your blog at this appointed time! I am a Hooiser girl living in a South Carolina world for the past 2 years and it’s been a journey let me tell you. Summer should only be someone’s name and not a season…bring me fall all day everyday, thanks!!!! Continue to allow God to use you! Your authenticity is beautiful!

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  14. If we had known each other as little girls, we would’ve become fast friends…thanking Him for your heart and your humor, Heather~
    💞👭💞

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  15. I absolutely love your videos they are the best. And I love that we are sisters in Christ. And as far as the humidity I feel your pain my sister. I live in central Louisiana. And winters may be heater in the morning and AC in the afternoon. Blessings !!!!

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  16. True words spoken, Heather. I knew God had a sense of humor from the moment I realized the kind of hair he gave me on my head. He laughs with me cries with me and walks with me every single day. And I give him thanks and glory in every day. Even through the humidity. OH! And thank you God for baseball caps.

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  17. Now looky here..I could NOT do without summer..so don’t you even wish that. Sometimes sweating is the only way I can lose weight! lol…I love lake life, salt life and the feel of sand on my toes….

    Having said that, I’m done with summer. I look forward to a change in season and you are spot on in our Father’s plan for us and embracing whatever He decides. Love your videos and your words of inspiration…I suspect there are a lot of us who feel like you are our new BFF.. God Bless You!

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  18. having been born and raised in Southern California i had only remotely heard of humidity, but i thought that it had something to do with sauna’s (pronounced sow-nuhs according to Otto Kilcher!) moving to Kansas in the late 70’s i learned oh so painfully that you can in fact die from humidity…i do it every summer! i mean, what is the purpose in having a weather condition that not only frizzes ones hair, turns ones skin into a dripping competition with the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and heats ones body up so high internally that ones skin is stinging?!? i know that we all need to answer for original sin, but really, GOD, mosquito’s, bed bugs, and brown spiders aren’t enough?! You have have to add insult to injury with humidity?! i will continue to praise You in the hallway, Lord, and always answer, “here I am” when You call, but when i finally get to come Home, You got some ‘splainin’ to do with this humidity thing! BTW Heather, i adore you! keep up the “whispers” ❤

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  19. Heather: I am really sorry but, I truly draw the line at humidity!!! But I will really try to adopt your confidence that it has a purpose.

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  20. You make me laugh and cry! Yes. All this and more!
    I’m in NoCo, and when I visit the South, I’m reminded how curly my straight hair can be! And why?! Pray tell.. does it need to be so hot? I love coming home.

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  21. Thank you for this message. I was widowed 15 years ago, and for the better part of the last 10 years, I have been on every dating site around. I met a few nice men, but a lot of “wrong” ones. I would put it in God’s hands, then take it back, thinking I should be pro-active (right?). A few months ago, I finally gave it to God again, but this time I’m not taking it back. I don’t know what lies ahead, but I have finally learned to be happy by myself. If God brings a man into my life, great! If not, I’ll survive.

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  22. I like many others appreciated this beautiful message. God is in control and we need to remember that through good times and bad. I live by my faith and know that faith keeps me going. God is good. all the time. Thank you

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  23. I love your blog and the I aint doing it vidios made me laugh more than i have in years. Keep doing whatbu are doing. GOD bless you from humid NC.

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  24. Amen!! LOVE your blog and videos! I am from West TN and moved away 6 years ago. The humidity is terrible in that state! I have thick, natural curly hair and I bet you can just imagine that train wreck..lol! Pulled it up most days!

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  25. Thank you for the love and laughter you share. I love your video’s. I love getting some Jesus in your words to remind me, God’s got this!

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  26. So much truth here. I just moved to TX from IL with my family. So much unknown. So much waiting. So much wondering what God’s big plan is. Your blog is so encouraging! Thank you for that!

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  27. I couldn’t have said it better honey… about everything you said!! As a God fearing, Bible believing Minnesotan (in less than a month I will be craving the humidity and dreaming of it for several months!! 😉 I know where you are coming from in the struggles we face each day though. Thank god for God eh? Thank you for being such a blessing to me and so many. Your sense of humor is such a gift. Thank you for the giggles too. He is using your gifts to reach so many. I wish I had those kind of gifts. I may not but I can pray 😀 be blessed

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  28. I feel ya girl. I lived the first 20 years of my life in TN, college in GA, then 10 yrs in FL and the last 3 in New Orleans. I am seriously D-O-N-E done with the humidity. So done that I am moving to freaking Arizona this week! I feel like I will drop 20lbs in water weight my first week there. Phew.

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  29. Thank you for this article. I really needed to hear that. I also feel your pain about the humidity. I lived in Colorado for 4 years and it was wonderful. Now I’ve been in PA for over 35 years and although I love the changing seasons I too would be happy to do away with summer and the humidity. My favorite time is the Fall, but this year we’re dealing with heat & humidity through Oct.

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  30. This was beautiful and just what I needed to read tonight. I am pretty sure that south Florida ‘s humidity is worst than Tennessee’s specially becaus we only have two seasons, full summer and 1/2 summer 🤦🏻‍♀️

    You are amazing! May God continue to bless you!❤️

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