WHAT SEASON ARE YOU IN?
If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about life, it’s that nothing stays the same.
Just when you get something the way you like it – whether it’s your living room furniture, your schedule, your wardrobe, or your life plan – something changes and then you have to make adjustments.
Right now, the trees are starting to change color all around us because summer is over and autumn is here. Whether you like it or not, the weather and the environment are changing.
It took me awhile to realize that life was always going to be like that. There are seasons! So I might as well recognize my season, adjust to it, and get happy about it. You might as well too. (read more)
Maybe you’ve heard people say, “God’s put this trouble/trial/sickness on you to teach you something.”
Or maybe someone’s well-meaning advice went like this: “God has allowed this trouble/trial/sickness to come upon you to help you grow.”
But neither statement is true!
It may sound spiritual to say something like that, but it’s wrong! Remember, God never changes and He is always good. It’s so important that you understand that.
OCTOBER 2014 - In early September we took a trip to Oregon and Idaho to visit family & friends, and to minister. We had a great time! We did a lot of visiting and touristing and ended the 8-day journey with a BSU football game in Boise with Josh & Jacqueline (son and daughter-in-law, pictured here). The weather was perfect, and the Broncos won! It was Bob's first Boise State game, and I think we made him a fan (it was probably the Smurf Turf that did it - lol).
SEPTEMBER 2014 - The summer has been beautiful here in Minnesota and we continue to get out and about, adding "firsts' to the lists in my new home state. In August we went to my first Twins game at the beautiful Target Stadium in downtown Minnespolis -- and the Twins won!
As September arrives we are headed for Oregon and Idaho to minister and see family -- more about that next month!
AUGUST 2014 - In July we were blessed to attend the Christian United For Israel (CUFI) Summit in Washington, D.C. Then, since I'd never been to D.C. before, we took a couple extra days to see the sites. What an amazing city -- so much history! Here we are at the Lincoln memorial which looks out to the Washington Monument.
On August first I finished my second book ("How to Make the Right Decision Every Time") and sent it off to my publisher, Charisma House. It's due to be released in January of 2015. We're pretty excited about this one!
We just finished your DVD series "Parenting with Purpose" and it has changed our lives! My husband and I are implementing and learning new things every day! I’m truly enjoying my children for the first time in a really long time -- a lot of the pressure about being a "perfect parent" has been lifted because no such thing exists. I find comfort in knowing that all the answers I need to help me be a better parent are in God’s word! Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us!
L.L. - Wilmington, Ohio
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