Winter cannot recall the fullness of summer, Nor summer the trees grown stark and cold, So seasons pass in the footsteps of each other, Never growing younger or ever turning old.
Being anxious, always in a rush and racing after whatever it is we’ve imagined will help us to be more at peace with ourselves, is like running to catch the shadow of a passing cloud on a hot summer’s day […]
Question: Some days when our hearts feel like they’re living in winter, what encouragement can understanding the cycle of the seasons offer? Answer: “To every thing, there is a season,” so says Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament. But we can […]
Question: What is the significance of the seasons in relation to our own lives? Answer: Each season represents an individual “story” – as well as doing its individual part in the telling of a far greater story whose principle character […]
Question: I suspect it’s a cycle of learning, but compared to last summer when I thought I finally “understood” it all, now I feel perfectly helpless. I’ve handed my self back to God. I suspect it’s time for more shaping, […]
If trees move through seasons — and their loveliness only changes to reveal itself in new forms — then why not consider that Love has Her seasons too? And is any season more beautiful than another, or is it just […]
Summer is a secret time of sacrifice; it marks nature’s perpetual passage from one form into another. The evidence is everywhere: flowers shed their petals to reveal the baby fruits hidden in their buds, even as other maturing fruits ripen […]