My family thinks I’m a little “off” because I’m always living a season ahead. I’ve said it before (guess I’ll say it again…) there are only 2 seasons on my personal calendar:
I load up our fireplace mantle with mini pumpkins, gourds and fall foliage somewhere in mid-August. It seems I’m the first one bold enough to hang a festive fall wreath on my front door before the little ones pass by on their way to school. My kids tease me and roll their eyes when I break out Christmas CDs and DVDs in September. (Small confession: I’ve already been burning cinnamon/spice candles J
This year is no exception. To me, as soon as the fireworks are over July 4th, I’m anticipating fall. I’m thinking ahead to baking and creating “cozy” throughout my home. I watch the sky for the occasional unexpected rain showers and start planning for the holidays with childlike excitement.
Perhaps this trait of thinking ahead has been God’s plan all along. Maybe He’s been grooming me all these years, preparing me for this new adventure of magazine publishing. Magazines are already planning out a whole year in advance – luckily, with my smaller scale project, it’s only a season.
I’m glad God sometimes provides dreams coming true in small doses – aren’t you?
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
As we’re busy assembling our thoughts and pages for our upcoming fall issue of Christian Women’s Voice Magazine, my hope is that you’ll be looking ahead, too and consider sharing your thoughts in our first-ever “Moments” contest. (It’s FREE to enter). Autumn is a glorious time of year, and you’re invited to capture and share your best writing with us (250-500 words/fiction-or non fiction). It needs to be related to the season in some way – other than that, just have fun with it! Please submit your entry by August 10th to: email@example.com
Another way we’d like to get to know you is through our “Creation Station” contest. If you have a well-organized home-office space, maybe a home school classroom or well-organized kitchen pantry or work station of any kind, we’d LOVE to see it and learn more about it! Share your tips, experiences and ideas for the space where you create something lovely to share with others. Again, please submit your entry by August 10th to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I do hope you’re enjoying your summer and are finding innovative ways to beat the heat and longer days…..but I also hope you’ll join me in anticipating the coming season and all the blessings that accompany it.
Many Blessings to you,