Monday, September 7, 2015

Color Your Season

It is now September and fall is right around the corner.  It will take a while for the weather here in the deep south to catch on...but fall is coming! 

Autumn is my favourite season, mostly due to the fact that the hot, humid days of summer are winding down. Summer had some great moments, but as the seasons change, I'm ready to change with them.

While out on a walk this morning, I noticed a neighbour had put out some fall decorations.  The beautiful pots filled with brilliant colored plants caught my eye.  They were so beautiful!!  They represented the beauty of a new season and brought out an anticipation to enjoy it.  So much so, that I came home and pulled my decorations out and put them up!!
Times in our lives are also always changing. We seem to go from one season of life to anther. I love talking to young moms who can easily get overwhelmed with the day in, day out tasks of raising home and family. At the time it seems never ending.  But, a change of season comes quickly.  The children grow and become more responsible, they can do more for themselves and that season of being overwhelmed with doing it all changes.
Change of seasons may occur in many areas of a woman's life.  Marriage, Parenting, Jobs, Age, Spiritually, the list can go on and on.  It often seems that we rarely stay the same, but constantly enter different stages and seasons in life. Usually, it happens, once we feel we are doing well in the current season, another change comes up!!
But, every season has a beauty all its own. Sometimes it's very apparent like the fall colors, other times, it takes a little searching and effort to bring out the beauty.  Winter may be a bit dull to look at, but when you think about cozy times in front of a warm fire, with a cup of hot cocoa, it offers something no other season can!
As the seasons of our life change, we can embrace them and make them a beautiful fit!  Enjoy the season, find the good in it and express thanks for it...because it will probably be changing soon!!

 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
Psalms 84:16

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