Thursday, May 30, 2013

To Everything There is a Season

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven."  Ecclesiastes 3:1




Natural Season:

Living in Wisconsin, I enjoy the changing seasons.  Our 4 seasons are very distinct.  Each, offers a bounty of beauty.   The extremes in our weather makes life here very interesting.  

Life Season:

I'm in my late 40's.  Married for 25 years.  Mother of 2 daughters.  My season of life is changing.  I look forward to a mature friendship with my children, the spouses they choose and future additions to our family with my role of grandma.

Personal Growth Season:

I took a pledge in October (read here:  http://dickybirdsnest.blogspot.com/2012/10/october-19th-evaluate-your-life-day.html) about evaluating my life.  I started a weight loss program.  I have a strong personality that can at times be offensive as I speak truthfully without a filter.  I have tried to curb that, thinking before I speak.  I've prayed more - for strength and wisdom to change.    

Business Season:

I'm self employed.  I have challenged my creativity by painting, re-purposing more old and new finds.  I have helped clerk my cousin's auctions.  I "made" myself get up and sell at auction and was actually hired by that auctioneer (read here:  http://dickybirdsnest.blogspot.com/2013/05/motivation-monday-push-yourself.html)  I have learned to close some doors and open new ones.  

and most importantly, Spiritual Season:

I'm very spiritual and have strong believes.  I have many personal convictions about the way I live my life - my dos and don'ts.  I have had to challenge myself in figuring out how I want to represent myself spiritually.  I grew up in and have only attended one church my whole life.  I'm not very faithful to a building, however, I am faithful to what I believe!  I have had to challenge myself to accept the ignorance of others in the church - I know that sounds harsh - but, true.  We all are human, no matter your role in the church.  I'm a real person - what you see is what you get.  I haven't changed my lifestyle during this lack of church attendance.  I have conviction enough for my salvation to want to do right from wrong.  I feel I have a clarity and honesty enough to be used for His ministry - hopefully soon! 

So, I keep challenging myself, praying for spiritual direction and moving forward to be used in my family, home, community, church and work.  Keeping fresh the idea of evaluating my life - to be better.

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin. 


3 comments:

Mary Ann said...

This was a wonderful, heartfelt post. I still go to church faithfully, but my husband does not, though I know he believes from the heart, as it should be. Your words show you do, too.

Still praying for patience with others here, too!

TexWisGirl said...

i gave up organized religion many years ago. but my faith is strong.

Bama Girl said...

What a nice post, Jacky! I love that you are so real and genuine! Thanks for sharing the seasons of your life with us! You are a good motivator! Have a nice weekend! Blessings from Bama!