“One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.”― Henry David Thoreau
“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
― Henry James
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L.M. Montgomery
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”- John Steinbeck
“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt
away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” George R.R. Martin
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” Pablo Neruda
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”- Rainer Maria Milke
Pastor J, your “Changing Seasons” photo challenge makes me think of His spirit. When we first receive Him everything is so new and vibrant we are so happy and full of life. Then things calm down after a while. I’m sure everyone has season when the enemy tries to stir trouble up when the leaves (or onion peels as Pastor Risto would say) start to fall away but when we look to Him we are reminded to be still and know that He Is! As we move through the seasons of life sometimes we feel so cold and alone that our burdens become too heavy for us to bear that we feel like our branches are at their breaking point. Know that He will never forsake you so let His river flow like a roaring water fall through you. These photos really blessed me today thank you, Pastor J!
I love how you took these and wove them into a tapestry for us Deb!
They are all so pretty.
Thanks Connie and thanks too for stopping by!
WOW, Pastor J–these are wonderful photos and words!! God bless you and the fam–love, sis Caddo
Thank you Sis!
Beautiful photos and lovely companion quotes!
Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by RTW!
What a wonderful collection, Pastor J! I can’t pick a favorite . .you are so good at this! God bless you!
Thanks Deb but have you seen some of the others? Makes me feel like a hack (which frankly I am but I am having fun hacking away) 🙂
All I can say is “WOW!!!”
I love butterflies … that’s the only reason number one is my fave. I agree with your other readers… Truly beautiful shots!
Thanks for sharing, Pastor J
THanks Ann! How did the semester finish out?
You are most welcome 🙂
Today is officially my last day. Half of me wants to sleep, the other half says I should get up and go. The path of least resistance seems feasible but I shan’t give in 🙂
I am thankful to God for His faifthfulness. I only made it because of His love and grace.
Thanks for your prayers!
Sounds like the pathway so many of our brothers and sisters are walking. Long and at times arduous, but worth it in the end! I shall keep you in prayer!
Simply beautiful………one of my favorite things about schooling in Canada was the opportunity to experience the marked change in seasons…….in the Bahamas we don’t have the same privilege; the changes are very slight.
I was talking the other day about moving to a warmer clime. It’s a yearly conversation we New Englanders engage in around this time of year. Truth be told though, we would all miss the changing of the seasons!