This is the last of my strawberries for the season. It's not even July, yet their time to produce fruit has passed. I have enjoyed them thoroughly! It occurs to me that much of life is like the short growing season of strawberries. The older I get, the shorter seasons seem to be. I am trying to remember to enjoy each season as it is happening and not spend time in the past or the future. Just to be present to what is in season now and to enjoy it to the fullest. And even if the present is not producing an abundance of ripe fruit, I am consciously seeking all the bits of sweetness that are available now, today. What does it benefit me to worry about tomorrow? Doesn't Jesus tell us not to worry about tomorrow (Matthew 6:25-34)? So for today, I will seek the joy and the sweet peace that a present mind feels. And when I look back, I will see a mind that rested each day on the joys of that particular season.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
"The mountains will bring peace to the people, And the little hills, by righteousness." Psalm 72:3
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everalsting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:28-31
My daughter got tired of me venting to her, so she set me up with a blog. Well, the joke is on her because I make her proof-read my blogs. . . sometimes twice to be sure. I am happily married to a great guy, for 26 years. He married me in 1984, then in 1989 and 2007 we renewed our vows. Our children and our faith are our life. Preparing our kids to go out in the world as strong Christian soldiers is priority now. Our time will come later. We love the Lord and love serving Him. As a friend of mine said, I don't apologize for being human, but strive for the eternal. I hope my blogs will make you laugh and think about life in a new perspective.