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Friday, September 20, 2013

Fours Seasons

We have slowly been adapting our school year to a year round schedule. Seems to be the way we do life…

            in seasons


I shared how the Lord speaks to me in seasons in a previous post:

   a new school year 

With the completion of our summer season and Autumn beginning I have  been thinking about seasons.

The other day I read this quote by Ann Voskamp on her blog A Holy Experience…   love her blog – talk about deep…


all the seasons were going to do nothing less than make a full year.

The seasons could turn. The seasons could bring it all as He meant it to be.   Ann Voskamp

the seasons were made to complete a year cycle…  to make a full year.

and I pondered that thought… all the seasons do nothing less  than make a full year.

                   autumn                 winter               spring                   summer   


they make a full year –   

     they were designed to do so, created to make a complete cycle, they can not do anything less.

           when you put them all together…  they make a full year.

                                                     a year of fullness.


autumn brings its brilliance of color and grace,  along with the chill and coldness of night.

   winter brings the sparkle and glimmer of peace, along with the bareness of loss.

            spring brings the array of new life and blossoms of hope, along with the increase of storms.

                   summer brings sunshine and the warmth of  love, along with fires and intense heat.


each season filled with its own blessings…

            each season not escaping its heartaches…

yet, when they are brought together,

in the completion of a full year…

          there is a fullness…

                         a  fullness of grace…

                                   a   fullness of peace…

                                         a fullness of hope…

                                               a fullness of love…

A fullness that only comes from living each season through.

           a beauty that only comes from living each season fully…

                       living  the  beauty… 

                                  and living  the ashes…

and He says…

            “I will make beauty from the ashes”


                as He meant it to be.

  We are entering one of my favorite seasons: I wrote about it last year:

                      autumn rains             

To all who mourn in Zion,
he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
that the Lord has planted for his own glory.

                                                         ~  Isaiah 61:3

living for His beauty~

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