by Nan Jones   @NanJonesAuthor

An occasional red leaf tinged in yellow shows off in the midst of green leaves clinging to summer. Chilly mountain mornings belie the humid, hot afternoons, and watermelons vie for attention in the noise of pumpkin this and pumpkin that.

Seasons change. Transitions come.

And the Word of the Lord never fails. Not ever.

My life has been tumultuous and broken over the past year. The season of struggle almost did me in, transitions kept me tied up in knots.

But God’s Word never failed me.  Not ever.

And just as the exquisite reds, oranges, and golds of autumn prepare to wrap our mountain ridges in its glorious cloak of color, I’m learning that the leaves are preparing to let go – to get ready for the next season. And in their preparation, there is beauty. It’s not all at once. It begins like a trickle, a slow realization that change is coming. A crimson leaf here. A leaf of stunning apricot there. But it’s color – beautiful color – all the same.

“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go” (author unknown).

I’m learning to do the same.
  

“I’m
not saying that I have this all together, 
that I have it made. But I am
well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached
out for me. 
Friends, don’t get me wrong: 
By no means do I count myself
an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is
beckoning us onward—to Jesus. 
I’m off and running, and I’m not turning
back.” 
~ Philippians 3:12-14, MSG
A Tweetable to Encourage Others


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       The Perils 
of a Pastor’s Wife
     by Nan Jones

Available on Amazon