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S is for

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Seasons. Oh I love this time of year. It seems like the world explodes into color while a chill starts refreshing the days and cooling the nights.

It reminds me of the seasons of life. I'm not talking about
the four of them, childhood, active years, passive years, and old age (whatever that is). I'm talking about recurring times in our lives, both physical and spiritual, when we go through
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

19 thoughts on “S is for

  1. Yes, you are Sharlena! All the possibilities! But you have such a blessing that you don't have to make the tough decisions alone! Blessings! <><

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  2. Spring would definately be the season that I find myself in. I am in the stage of making decisions that will effect the rest of my life. Thanks for writing this article Mrs. Clubine!Sharlena

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  3. I'm so full of anticipation, Shelley. Like any day a cold-snap will pop me right into Harvest season and I can breathe again.

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  4. What a beautiful way of looking at the seasons of life. I would say I'm in the perseverance season, too…with just a bit of early harvest coming in. Lovely. Thank-you.

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  5. Thanks, gals, and thanks for coming by.I find that I do the drawing in, Patty, in response to circumstances. When I have too much socializing or have been hurt by something. That's why I think of it as an octopus because they'll pull it all in when they get stung.Blessings!

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  6. "It can be drawing in, like an octopus, for protection or rebuilding. Retreats, Sabbaths, and sabbaticals would be part of this time, when we can step away from regular activities and focus on replenishing." This is exactly what I do in the fall–especially the month of October. You put it so well, Marji!Hugs!

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  7. I really like your interpretation of the seasons we go through. I tend to get frustrated when I'm not in a renewal or harvest time, feeling like I should be getting more writing or whatever done. But it's good to remember that the other seasons are important, as well.

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  8. Laury, your place sounds like a dream, but I know where you're coming from on the inside. May the Lord give you deep joy and contentment even through Perseverance!

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  9. We have harvest right outside my front door, Marji. The trucks and tractors are hauling in the grain and my husband is gone all hours of the day and night. I so wish I felt like I was in the harvest season of my life. Very nice post and I LOVE that picture!

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  10. So glad you came by, Deana. I often feel like an octopus when I get stung. Or like the STAR TREK ENTERPRISE, "Shields up!" LOL!

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  11. My goodness — I think I go through that entire "year" on a daily basis. Very wise thoughts here. I loved the octopus simile — very effective

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  12. It's hard to remember that when your in the midst of it, Niki, but they are. This will pass. Life will move on. Both good and bad will come. And we are stronger for them both.

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  13. Excellent post! I just shared something about life seasons last week on my blog, too, because I'm in one of those fall/winter seasons and it feels like it will never end! Thank goodness for all these inspiring, encouraging reminders that seasons are, by nature, temporary!

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  14. Just beautiful, Marji. The writing AND that picture. SO wanna run across that bridge!

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  15. Thanks so much for visiting, ladies! I was inspired!

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  16. Beautiful post.I'm in a season of rest and wait.

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  17. I love that I live in the midwest where you know the seasons are changing. It helps me realize that what every personal season I'm in, it will pass.www.pencildancer.com

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  18. Just like summer often drags it's heels while autumn is moving in, so the seasons overlap. For me, life's seasons seem to be overlapping right now. Great article!

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  19. I often refer to life's seasons! I even mentioned it in this week's blog post.

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