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Friday, April 11

Spring Has Sprung

So, it's Spring. I know this, because that's what the calendar shows. I live in the Phoenix area, so we don't get a lot of obvious seasonal signs. In fact, we can really break them down to two - hot or not hot. Don't get me wrong, not having to shovel snow is a good thing, but I do kind of miss having seasons.

The funny thing is, if we look closely enough there are more signs than what is obvious. Like in our yard. We have grass year round. Only now it is a combination of our winter grass (rye) dying off and our summer grass (bermuda) coming back. But, it's all still grass. In addition, our trees pretty much keep their leaves all year. In the winter there may be less leaves and in the spring there may be new leaves, but the trees always have their leaves.

It's kind of like that in our lives too. We are continually going through seasons. Sometimes though, the seasons are less obvious and sometimes they are more obvious. I'm a new mom. That is a big change in the seasons of my life and it's a pretty obvious one too! A less obvious one is this, that I'm taking my writing to a new level. And to go even further out, my relationship with Father God can go through different seasons, but no one except me, and maybe those I'm extremely close to, will ever see it.

The seasons of our lives come and go. Sometimes they are calm, pleasant and even predictable. Sometimes they are turbulent, dark and uncertain. There are two things we can be sure of in this. The first is, whatever season we're in, this too shall pass, for good or for bad. The second is, whatever season we're in, God is with us. He has promised us in His word that He would never leave us or forsake us. Whatever season you're in, I hope you take comfort in this promise. Join me now in welcoming Spring!

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace." ~ Ecc. 3:1-8

(C) 2008 Tracy Keck


Josh said...

I too am in that season where I am starting to get excited about my writing, and trying to take it to a new level.

I often find myself writing about the winter seasons in my life, and God has used those writings to help others. Though I don't want to face another winter season for a long time, I guess if it brings him glory, then I must endure the cold. I'm just happy that he provides me warm winter clothes during that time.

king's kid said...

Hi there,
Love your blog. I have a saying and that is "There is a reason for every season".
I have found that to be so true in my life. ai wrote a poem called Seasons of my love, but it acan also apply to life in general. Sometimes we would love to skip a season but we can't.
Look forward to reading more of your work.
I do a devotional on my blog which is Norma's Passion. Feel free to visit it and give me some feedback.
my faithwriters website is
Bless you and have a lovely day