Summer Says See You Soon!

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I always get a little sad when summer is leaving.  I am a summer girl…love walking outside with no coat, no gloves….love the water…..love the feeling of the heat on my skin and my face.  But whenever I’m sad about someone or something leaving, I don’t say “goodbye.”  I say “see you soon!”  And the things I love are still there, they are just out of sight for a little while.  Meanwhile, I will try to embrace the cooler air and sweaters re-emerging from dark recessed places of my closet.  The wind will hit my face; I’ll breathe deeply; life is a wonderful gift.  Blessings, Lisa

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”  ~Ecclesiastes 3:1

Fresh Wind of Change

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Usually change terrifies me….but God is doing something new in me.  Changes are coming in our family, and I’m feeling rather exhilarated, excited, anticipatory.  (Plus, I’m wanting to use flowery adjectives, which is not such a good thing.  haha)  New schools, new job, new challenges and schedules.  Not boring, not predictable, and definitely not the same-old, same-old.  🙂  The winds of change are blowing, but I’m not afraid because my good God is in the middle of it all.  Blessings to you today, Lisa

Changing, Yet Remaining

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I’ve been thinking about change.  Sand dunes blow, shift, rearrange with time, wind, and water.  Yet the essence of the sand dune remains.  It’s still sand; it is still present in some form although maybe different.  Storms blow through all our lives, rearranging things, shifting priorities, helping us to see what’s really important.  Family, friends, Jesus, love, sacrifice for others, giving, smiling, caring….those are the things that remain.  Things may look different, but they are really the same.  “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these if love.” ~1Corinthians 13:13  Hold on to what remains, and know that no matter what changes come into your life, God’s love for you remains steady and unchanging, always.  Slainte, Lisa

What Remains

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Sometimes what remains after time is not what was.  Actually, that is true almost all of the time.  But what remains can be beautiful and the changes usually produce a tempered strength and new perspective.

The woman who has gone through years of heartaches and trials…her face has changed but there is wisdom and steadiness, true beauty in her eyes.  She is beautiful.

The man who has faced day after day of work, the routine day in and day out, yet he perseveres in his great love for his family, his need to take care of them.  The years have turned him from boy to man, and he is beautiful.

The home that used to be glossy new, but has faced rain, wind, children’s pounding toys, floods, and time.  The old house now sits with graceful wisdom, having gone through family after family, holding their dreams, their hard times, their togetherness.  It is beautiful.

Time will change all things, but it can be beautiful.   “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed, changed,  into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” ~2Corinthians 3:18

You are beautiful; shine today for God.  You are made in His image.  Blessings, Lisa

 

 

The Sea of Green Turned White

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My green crew after parading and feasting all day

Scene:  St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 16…..Sea of green, green people, green decorations, warm delicious Irish food.

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Just a few hours later

Scene: St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, mere days before Spring….Sea of white, white trees, white bushes.

Hmmm….major special effects.  🙂  Have a wonderful green or white or whatever color day you’re having!  Slainte, Lisa