A Season for Everything

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” 

Ecclesiastes 3:1

As I’m laying here in bed, watching it snow out our window, I’m thinking of the different seasons we experience throughout a year. 

Spring, is so beautiful, all the fresh bright colors, the time change that allows us to see the beautiful sunrise each day, it’s all a picture perfect masterpiece that God paints for us to enjoy. We all look forward to spring; to enjoy the new growth, the bright colors and the fresh air floating around. {I snapped this picture in our front yard last spring of the little buds blossoming into beautiful flowers.}

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 Summer is a season I think most everyone loves. Kids are out of school, temperatures rise, barbecues are held. We plan vacations, usually to the beach, a lake or a river, so we can enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. {This photo was taken last summer, kayaking down the Yadkin River.}IMG_3219

 Fall is my absolute favorite! When we were picking our wedding date, I knew I wanted a fall wedding. I love the warm colors, the crisp air, hay rides and the crunching sound leaves make when you step on them. {I snapped this photo in the Fall, of a tree in the parking lot of the DMV while getting my licensed renewed.}

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And of course, in the dead of winter, there is just something so peaceful about snow falling. It’s like a warm blanket of newness is covering the ground. I look out now and see the stillness of an early morning, covered in a sheet of white. No one is out moving, no footprints or tire tracks, no noises, just peace. When the sun comes out, we go out and make snowmen, sled, fourwheel and drink lots of hot chocolate! {This photo was just taken a few seconds ago during our first snow of the season.}

Each season is unique – spring, summer, fall and winter. For each season there’s a different view and feel. They each bring joy, and they each bring their own challenges. Each of them, has a different temperature that our body has to adjust to. For each season there is beauty that surrounds us, if we just simply look for it. 

It goes the same for the seasons of our lives, we must choose to look for the beauty through them all. 

Verse 2- 8 says this: “A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

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