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Hello Beautiful People,

It always makes me smile when I think about how patterns in nature can be paralleled to our daily life. Take for example the seasons; each must run its course in order for the subsequent season to follow. Similarly so, our lives are cyclic and in order to reap the blessings of the future we must bare the crosses of the present.

Life has been a most thorough teacher this year, and while it may have been easier coasting and living frivolously I am grateful for the lessons I have been taught. I think of my last few years and I liken them to a healthy tree – bursting with brightly coloured leaves blowing in the wind with not a care in the world. Then 2015 came along with all intent to change this picturesque imagery. My once vivacious tree began change colour – its green leaves fading to a golden yellow outlined in a fiery red. While it was different and certainly unexpected, the change was manageable and would just take some getting  used to I thought. Believe me I made every attempt to accept my newly coloured tree until one by one each golden leaf began to break away from its branch. It was then I learned my most valuable lesson – standing bare, devoid of the novelties and comforts I had gotten used to and so taken for granted. While all my leaves were scattered before me dried and trampled – I stood, I simply stood.
I wish I could impart a deep and insightful revelation but my lesson was simple-
hardship is inevitable but when you are deeply rooted you live to stand the test of time.
I look back at this season in my life and I see how God was preparing me to transition into a new season characterized by its unique blessings. I am grateful for the seasons passed and each soul I was able share them with; but I also understand that we all have our own new journey’s to embark upon. While this next season makes no promise to be trial free; I know that God is with me and whatever test may come as long as I stay grounded in Christ I can stand.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
-James 1:2-4

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