Sunday, April 14, 2013

For everything there is a season...

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war; and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

This certainly has been an interesting weather season here where I live.  The winter was much longer and harder than the one last year and it doesn't seem to want to leave at all.  It's the middle of April and we've had at least 2 days with snow falling from the sky.  Thankfully it didn't stick around for very long but still, I didn't like to see the white fluffy stuff floating to the ground.

For the past few seasons I have been back living in my home state.  It has been a blessing and allowed me a chance to reconnect with friends and loved ones.  It allowed me a chance to work in a new job.  It has allowed me to meet new friends.  It has allowed me to develop a better understanding of Christ and His grace in my life.

The time has come for the Convent to move south, back to the town where I previously lived.  I do know that some will question this move.  Please understand that I would not make this move it wasn't in God's plans for me.  A new season awaits me in another familiar place.

I am entirely thankful that I live in an era where we have the technology that will allow me to stay in contact with friends and family even though I am moving away again.  And as this area will always be "home" I know that I have a place I can visit and be welcomed back with open arms.  Admittedly I don't look forward to packing and finding a new place to live, but I am happy to be moving and following God's will in the process.  Many adventures await me in this new season in my life, and I look forward to what God will show me through these adventures.  I look forward to sharing these adventures with you.

Sister Jane
Romans 14:8

Ps: the picture above is of the adder's tongue flowers I saw during a geocaching outing while in the woods on spring break.  They are always a sign of spring for me; a sign that the seasons are changing.

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