To all, a Season, a Time   Leave a comment

Once again it is that time of year: Autumn, my favorite season. I see the first of many leaves fall to the ground. The air is cool, brisk and welcomed. And I think back on how fast the last three years have gone since I have been living in Nebraska after moving from Colorado, my birth state. So much has happened in my life as I’m sure in yours. Our lives take many turns, ups and downs and through it all we learn and grow.

At times, I think there just isn’t enough time to do all I want or need to do. Then I realize I have tried to do too much in one day. And I think, where are the memories for this day if I don’t stop to enjoy the simpler things enough to make any?

I love to watch out my front windows at the feisty fat squirrels that race up and down my huge old Maple tree and think how busy they are too chasing after each other, racing to be the first to get to the last of the sunflower seeds in my bird/squirrel feeder.

I live in a town where farming, cattle ranching and agriculture are the primary occupational sources around this part and everyone gets involved it seems in the anticipation of early spring planting, the calving season and into the fall and autumn months of harvest when people celebrate the harvest knowing that their crops whether it be corn, soy beans, wheat or raising prime beef are feeding the rest of the county. And we do enjoy the best of fresh corn on the cob here and  prime beef, grown and  raised locally.

The events here in the U.S. and throughout the world in the last few years with the pandemic, Covid and changing weather and storm related events have shown us that nothing ever stays the same and changes come with the seasons from month to month and year to year. And we all change with it as a result.

I am reminded of a favorite scripture passage found in the Old Testament that speaks, to everything there is a time, a place, a season. These words of King Solomon are/were prophetic in that time and are today. known as a very wise man and most influential king of Israel during his reign.

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die: a time to plant, and a time to pick up that which is planted: a time to kill, and a time to heal: a time to break down, and a time to build up: 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 get and a time to lose: a time to keep, and a time to cast away: a time to rend, 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 of war and a time of peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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Joyce E. Mannhalter (Sept. 2021)

Posted September 21, 2021 by Joyce in Autumn, blogging, Faith, My Photos, My Writings

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