Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Seasons of Life















"A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace." Ecclesiastes 3:8 (NAS)

Life is full of battlefields and rescue stations. During those difficult stormy seasons, know there will be seasons of refreshment and renewal to come. Enjoy the times of peace and beauty.

Finding refreshment,

Andrea

*If any of you wanted to listen to the radio interview, there is a link on the sidebar.

26 comments:

Divine Mrs D said...

Thank you for that. Sometimes, it's nice to have a reminder. :)

Loren said...

Sigh** know there will be seasons of refreshment and renewal to come!

Greatly anticipating this season!

Love you so much

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Life is hard and full of difficulties but God's grace gets us through every battle. Thank you for sharing this today. I have added Amden to my prayer list on my sidebar. Prayers are going up for Jennifer and your family.

Blessings,
Sandi

Goose Hill Farm said...

I rejoice in knowing that God has been there with me, weathering the most difficult storms right beside me!

Blessings~
Laura

Samantha said...

Praise God ! He is always with us through every season of our life.

Holly said...

Such a beautiful picture.....
You are so right..
What reassurance to know that he is with us ALL THE TIME!


Hugs,
Holly

Jenny said...

Thanks for always visiting me my friend. Hope everything ware fine with you..
Me and my husband facing some difficulties now. I hope God will help and give us what we wants.

God love us...

homeschool101 said...

I am so thankful that we have a father who is always there with us during our hardships and patient as we struggle.

I enjoy watching our Earth as she goes into her seasons as well. To me it is a great reminder of our growth in christ. With each season change we are able to see the physical challenges of what earth will endure during each season. [Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Snow Storms, Fires, etc.] All are necessary for growth.

Just like Earth we endure our challenges and storms during our season of Growth. So to me it is very encouraging to watch each year and season change. It reminds me to be strong and know that it is necessary for growth in Christ and He will always be walking through it with me.

Spring/Fall are my favorites. Both reminde me that in Christ we must learn to die to allow Christ to live within us. Thus allowing many storms to come through and uproot our ways and teach us to lean more on him. Then comes time for a fresh and new growth in Christ. What a wonderful experience each season as we grow closer and deeper in our relationship with Christ!
He is just so amazing to me! ;) Thanks for sharing Andrea, Have a blessed day!

RCUBEs said...

Trusting in the Lord's perfect timing. I'll come back later sis and I want to listen to your radio interview. God bless.

Being Me said...

This is so timely, literally.. it's been/going to be a LONG work week (it's not over yet) I'm waiting for end of Friday that will be my refreshment.. Looking forward ...

BM

godsown said...

What an word of refreshment and i looked several times at the picture.......
What an REFRESHING SIGHT!!

Enjoy it sis
Blessings
Bernice

Jo said...

Beautiful sentiment for the day, as always.

You have an award to pick up on my blog. :)

Peace and serenity,
~Jo

Andrea said...

I am such a technical dummy. You need to go to sitka's blog: http://andrealuvsallgodscreatures.blogspot.com and click the link in the post if you want to listen to my interview.
Hugs, andrea

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

Oh how I long for some of these seasons to pass quickly while I long for others to never end.

Great post!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Nancy said...

Two things I love about your post today. I love that picture. It reminds me of Myrtle Beach and the great vacations we had there. Also, I love Ecc.3. It's one of my all-time favorite scriptures. Such a comfort and such beauty. Do you know the song Turn,Turn,Turn? It is just this whole chapter and it is gorgeous. I bet some young people have never heard it and that's too bad.

Jackie said...

Blessed by your words and the beautiful beach photo..........refreshment for my heart and soul!

Rest and enjoy your days of refreshment there!

Hugs and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

PS Thoroughly enjoyed listening to your interview....I know Sitka is proud of you!!

sarah said...

funny thing...I read this verse this morning. And thank you for putting the radio link here. I tried all morning to listen and all I got was the written version. will listen now.

Denise said...

Thanks for the encouragement, love you.

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Lovely thoughts Andrea(:)
beautiful banner~
hugs,Patty

Just Be Real said...

This is a great reminder of scripture. Thank you dear one.

Cherie Hill said...

God truly is teaching me to enjoy the seasons...each one is beautiful because they achieve God's purposes!
God bless you!
Cherie

VKT said...

I love that scripture verse Andrea! The beach picture reminds me of our beaches here in NC. Blessings to you!

Patricia said...

I like that - "life is full of battlefields and rescue stations."

Oh, how I wish I was with you on that beach right now. Enjoy.

Love,
Patricia

Rita said...

Thank the Lord, He weathers the storms of life with us! Hoping you find refreshments in Him.

eph2810 said...

I love my mornings with refreshment from His word :) ...

Love & peace,
Iris

Ruth said...

Beautiful reminder, Andrea. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind note.