A Time for Everything
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what 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 seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, 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 for war, and a time for peace. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, ESV).
Fall...Autumn...the season of being equipped after seed-time and harvest. Fall in the country is a whirlwind of activity. Festivals, leaf-peeping, raking, and preparing the soil for the upcoming spring. My childhood memories of fall include helping my parents gather fire wood, rake leaves, and learn how to bake pies. Because of these memories, fall always stokes happy memories of years gone by. Some memories that will last my lifetime occurred in fall. And I hope this Bible study, Beyond the Mirror: Facing Your Life's Nemesis, will one of yours.
Those of us engaged in the study thus far have studied scriptures that encourage, enlighten, and empower. With these behind, and inside us, we are now better equipped for fall. So what are we gonna do with this abundance of knowledge? Why, we're going to harvest what we've planted and spread the joy! Over these next twelve weeks, we are going to put the components together, and share ways to witness to our neighbors about the love of Christ.
So grab something pumpkin, be it coffee, latte, or doughnut, toss in an apple or two for good measure (y'all...pie, a dumpling, or warm cider counts), pick up your favorite Bible and journal, snatch up a peanut butter cookie, and let's get ready for the best fall ever!
In Christ with love and compassion - Coach Kelly
Your Life Coaching WV, llc
EQUIPPED FOR FALL
EQUIPPED FOR FALL