September 19, 2010

The Changing of The Season

I love the changing of the Seasons. I was thinking today about my relationship with Tim and the many seasons we have been through.

I wonder who this is?
 We have recently intentionally slowed our life pace…You wouldn’t believe it by looking at our calendars, but we have. We are more intentional about doing things that bring rest to our souls and nourishment to our relationship. We looked over our marriage budget and realized there was way more outgo than income. This happens to us all occasionally and by making a few adjustments we can get right back on the path to relational freedom.  One of the things we decided to do as a source of income was attend a Marriage Seminar (that would be one other than the ones we conduct). So last weekend we drove to Dallas and sat under the teaching of Dr. Dan Alander.  After we got over the trauma of doing the ‘hard work’ the seminar challenged us to do, I think we would both say it definitely went in the income category. It’s so important that we are continually learning and growing otherwise we will become stagnate and we all know what happens then. I’m encouraged and challenged by what Solomon said in the Book of Ecclesiastes,
 “To every thing 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 pluck 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.” (KJV)

Oh…how seasons change!

What about you…Are you transitioning  into a different season in your life?  Have you done any relational evaluating lately? Remember change equals growth-growth equals change.