We spent our Spring Break in Saint George, Utah, with family and revisiting favorite places from when we lived there a few years ago. While we drove there we had fun listing the places we wanted to return to: our favorite Chinese restaurant, Fizz (a soda shop – a popular thing in Utah!), a park near our old house, and a hike in Snow Canyon.
We barely embarked on our Spring Break journey from Nebraska to southern Utah when a red warning light came on our car. I discovered that if I slowed down and kept the RPMs under 4000, the light turned off again. So, I cautiously continued driving while doing what I needed to keep that light off.
There is something about the fall that always speaks to me of suffering, of surrender and letting go. Yes, the leaves are gorgeous! But I sense a hint of sadness as the trees say goodbye to summer and become barren. Yet, God moves creation through this season every year.
Like the rest of creation, we move through seasons of suffering in our lives. These seasons can be discouraging and confusing. How can we make sense of this? How can we go through these seasons well? In ways that grow our relationship with Jesus?Continue reading “A Season of Suffering”
I did something on a whim while driving home from dropping the girls off at school recently. On dark and cloudy morning, in the distance I saw the sun gloriously breaking through clouds over the Corvallis foothills … and I kept driving!
I have been thinking about patience and perseverance, with the fall crops being harvested and as verse from James 5 keeps coming to mind.
In my life, there are things I am praying and waiting for over time and the answers don’t seem to come quickly. Are you experiencing this in your life in some way, too?