Spring is finally springing here at Love’s Farm and I couldn’t be more ready! After a very long winter filled with mountains and valleys, it feels good to have the warm sunshine on my face, the birds greeting me in song each morning as I walk out back to let the chickens out, and seeing the flowers blooming. The trees have buds that are bursting forth life once again.
It is a good time of year.
It was truly a hard winter in many ways. There was the weather- the snow that seemed to relentlessly pound our area. There were personal issues and conflicts and struggles that come along with any family. There were times of joy dispersed within those too.
But that is life.
Sometimes long winters. Sometimes early Springs. Sometimes we are so high on the mountain tops and other times we feel like we are in a valley so low that is impossible to climb out of its depths.
He is so consistent with it all. The world is constantly changing, constantly unpredictable, and constantly moving.
Yet He remains the same.
That is why it is imperative for me to fix my eyes on Him when my stance can be so unsteady.
He is the One thing that never changes throughout this ever-changing life.
How good and gracious He is.
As I look forward to the days ahead I am bursting with excitement because my favorite time of the year is upon us. The sun is staying out longer each day. The school year is winding down. The animals are croaking and peeping and tweeting in a symphony each night as the sun goes down and each morning as it rises.
All around me life is bursting forth.
I am soaking it all in because life is about to change drastically over the course of the next year. It will be a year of transition, but it will also be full of many “lasts.” My baby girl is approaching her senior year. I can hardly type those words without trembling. Not because I am scared, but because of the power of God.
He wrote this story. The story of a scared mom terrified to homeschool, terrified to tell her family about her decision, and terrified to take that leap. But that scared mom knew in her deepest soul that God was calling her to something far bigger.
And here I am today. That mom in awe of what God has done through this journey. Academics have very little to do with the lessons He has taught us, the faith He has grown in us, and the young girl He has blossomed into a young woman over the years.
So, as I approach this last school year knowing that life will never be the same after next May- because my baby will be entering adult life- I cherish every high and low because I know God has a purpose for all of it. The lows are just as purposeful as the highs in life. We learn and we grow. We need them both, whether we like it or not.
And God will remain the same through it all…just like the unpredictable seasons.
God is in control. God is good. And this Spring I will rejoice in all that is to come.
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This summer, I am hosting a women’s retreat in Gettysburg, PA. In a world of excess, we are going to focus on that fact that Jesus is enough. The world will tell you YOU are enough. But truly, HE is enough. He is all we need. We don’t rely on ourselves, or earthly comforts, but on Him alone. I have lived with it all stripped away, and I have seen that yes, Jesus is enough. In fact, Jesus is MORE than enough.
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