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Goodbye Summer

Summer seemed like it flew by, didn’t it?  For many people, school is back in session this week, if it hasn’t started already.

When I was growing up, school always started after Labor Day.  Maybe it was the same for you.  Somehow, it seems a bit strange to go for a whole week, then get a three-day weekend.  I guess someone knows what they’re doing 🙂

Well, now that our rhythm of life has changed a bit, it should give us pause.

How are you doing?  How is your health?  Your relationships with others?  With God?  Wouldn’t it be great to say with conviction that everything is going well.  If that’s true for you, then congratulations!  If you have some things to work on, that’s o.k. too.

Remember, half the battle is simply realizing that you’re not where you need to be.  Recently, I’ve shared that I have to get myself physically back on track.  I haven’t been exercising like I should, and I haven’t been eating as well as I have in the past.  I spent some time working on my plan of attack this week.  I got some exercise in.  I made some healthy food choices while shopping Saturday.

Please don’t ever think that things can’t change.  Trust me, they can.  Maybe things will change quickly, and you’re fully in control.  Sometimes, change is out of our control, and it comes unbelievably slowly.  No wonder why people get down, thinking that they’ll never get from under their difficulties.  That’s where hope comes in!

As we move from one season to the next, my prayer for you is that you trust that there are no coincidences.  There is a plan, we just don’t necessarily know what it is.

Let’s pray for all the young people who are going back to school, and for the teachers and volunteers who work with them each day.  I hope it will be a great year for everyone, filled with joy and a few nice surprises thrown in.

By seedthrower1

I'm passionate about helping people realize that God wants to make something new of them and bring about a permanent transformation in their lives: body, mind, and spirit.

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