2/21/14 Three days to departure. Chicago has been thawing for several days, but another wave of weather from “the Polar Vortex” moves in here next week. I saw predicted temps next week at night of -3F, and am heading to a climate nearly 100F warmer…and nearly twice as humid. I am speaking peaceably to my immune system even now, gently asking it to relax, not to fear. I may be heading to the other side of the globe and south of the equator, but that far country was fashioned by the Creator and he lives in me.