So grateful for my path and seasons.
So grateful for my path and seasons.
Living in the Sunshine State, we are accustomed to a lot of sun. We haven’t had a good rain in a couple of months, and we have been in a bit of a drought.
Today, we have had a bit of rain.
“Sitting outside. Heard raindrops patter the leaves before they ever graced the dry ground. Oh, to hear God’s Spirit pouring midair and look up.” – Beth Moore
I have been a drought of self doubt…knowing better. I feel as though I am in a season of renewal. Shedding my fears, and negative thoughts. I question so much…am I good enough?
Listening…feeling the rain…grateful for the earth, rain, and leaves. God’s spirit talks to us everyday…just have to want to see it. What I hear today is renewal. A new season is approaching…
It seems to me that everyone is in love with pumpkin spice the minute Fall season is mentioned. For those of you that don’t know, I live in the Panhandle of Florida, where the high temperature today is forecast for 94 degrees with a low of 74 degrees (like at 10:00 p.m.). UGH. I just can’t.
I love pumpkin pie, and sweet potato pie and all that goes with those yummy things, but I just can’t with the coffee and drinks.
I miss this:
The colors…the crispness in the air…the true feeling of Fall. It is this time of year I miss Northwest Arkansas. The trees there are gorgeous in the Fall, as I am sure they are as well in many other North or Northeast areas. Here, it is brown and green…all the time.
So with that…Happy Friday. I hope you have a great day.
My definition of family keeps changing. I have my husband (and his family), and our children. But I also have friends that I have considered family for over twenty years. Seasons change, and we have changed. My chosen family has changed.
It isn’t personal, it is growth. Change is hard sometimes for me. I like variety in my work, but when it comes to structure of friends and family I tend to be very loyal. That’s is the problem – loyalty isn’t always a good thing. Seasons are required for growth. Love and understanding is required for family.
How is your season of family and friends defined?
From my Passion Planner last week. I have been praying – meditating on this all week.
When the kids were little, our concentration on friends were those with children of similar ages and interests. As adults, those interests have changed. My work has changed…David’s work has changed. He has the time to be more involved with the local community theater. We have met some incredible people along this path. I am so very grateful for the exposure to so many cultures and groups.
I miss my Christian involvement, and have guilt about not being involved with church. However, I feel as though I no longer belong there. Again, it is about growth and change, and it isn’t all bad.
I like the people I/we that are surround us. I love my besties, and miss them terribly when we can’t spend time together. I love our friend groups, and they are most definitely a diverse group of people.
Need to remember that I should be a good person to be around, to encourage others to be better or bring them some amount of joy. I also need to remind myself that it is okay to let some of them go, especially when they bring me down.
Happy May Day.
And Happy Wednesday!
I subscribe to Real Simple magazine. This is on page 8 of the April 2019 issue.
I love Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. Fall and spring…more like Spring and October’s are my favorite seasons. We are kindred spirits, I think.
Choices are difficult. You never know if you made the right decision until it is done.
Simple choices of what to eat for dinner, isn’t as much a suffering from the consequence, as is changing jobs. Weighing out the pro’s and con’s is always advisable, but regardless of the choice, you have the consequence.
Making changes….and staying the same.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
Blessings! And Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁