Good-Bye July

See you next year! I love you July! Even with your heat breaking records this year, 2012, you were still my friend!

 Welcome August! Now what things can we think of for August? Back to school for many! Vacations for some!

And, August 1, Deborah Chaves’ Birthday! Hey, Happy Birthday, Debi!

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10 thoughts on “Good-Bye July

  1. “Now what things can we think of for August?”….The close of summer, but the opening of fall? The crisp blue skies and autumn leaves that soon follow? Sara, thinking of summer and autumn, reminded me of the retreat we did, “Design’s of One’s Heart”. You described each season like this: “Spring shows us”, “Winter tells us”, “Summer maintains us”, but “Autumn Proves Us”. A lesson even in your titles of the seasons, wouldn’t you say?

    Happy Happy Birthday, Debi! 🙂

  2. August means shorter daylight hours, a signal that change is coming, a transition month. Annual flowers are looking a little ‘spent’. Good news that fall pansies will soon be here with their smiling faces.
    A big thank you for the Happy Birthday!

  3. Amen, Debi. Many happy blessings on your birthday and every day from this time forward.

    According to the online dictionary AUGUST MEANS “inspiring awe or admiration; majestic as in; the august presence of the monarch; grand. And check this out. It also means Venerable for reasons of age or high rank.
    So inspirational August looms ahead of us, perhaps with glorious flora, as Debi indicated above. My poor FLURRY is parched. My precious pansies bit the dust (literally) a few weeks ago in tropical Leesburg and now I look forward to my darlings lining the garden bench once again as the weather cools.
    Yes, I think the Lord prepared this month for transition, as Debi wrote above and maybe….just maybe, hopefully… for Transformation.

  4. The one day conference I attended in New Orleans conference entitled INDIVISIBLE was led by James Robison and Jay W. Richards who in fact co-wrote the book INDIVISIBLE. (lifetoday.org/underGodindivisible)

    If we as Christians begin to walk in truth and be the standard we are called to be in our communites, we would not be wilting away in the sun parched sun of draught of soil and soul. We would Spring forth as a body that comes together and strives (stands up) in love and hope to reach its goal with no compromise. The seed of the ground would be well planted and placed in their proper place like a well trained army serving the King of Kings. When the harvest which follows is brought in and accounted for all will be good as the body worked well together to carry out the good fight helping each other to stand and with stand the hot summer days of tough worldly situations. Welcoming and applauding the next great awakening.

    What if the above doesn’t happen? In Joel we find the locust will come and eat up everything – productivity, economy, harvest, fruit, and opportunities. We as Christians and in summary will either be under the Son (Jesus) power and LOVE uncompromised or we are going under. Which do we choose for our country?

    May as Sara says, May we look for love and hope to come!

    1. RKO writes above; “If we as Christians begin to walk in truth and be the standard we are called to be in our communites, we would not be wilting away in the sun parched sun of draught of soil and soul. We would Spring forth as a body that comes together and strives (stands up) in love and hope to reach its goal with no compromise. The seed of the ground would be well planted and placed in their proper place …”

      I would like to add to my faith soil and yours by saying and giving a prayer of thanksgiving and gratitude for all those that support me now and have in my faith walk. All those that support me in any way. From the dew to the rain, from the seed to the fruit, from the prayer to the doing, from bulb to a bloom…may all that have touched my faith life in anyway be blessed within each day. I want to be a part of ; ‘the seed of the ground being well planted…’ and watered and thriving in the earth today. Luke 18:8, “But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?” Many because of our faith gardening skills!

      1. Habakkuk 3: 17-19 says: “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as a surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.”

        “Surefooted”…………I like that word, don’t you?
        Surefooted means “unlikely to stumble or slip” “confident or competent”

  5. In August I want to quieten my mind and cast my eyes on the beauty in every direction, from colors in the sky to a squirming caterpillar on my path. O, and maybe I will see many butterflies.

  6. Well, that squiggly, squirming caterpillar that you encounter in your path may well be the harbinger of the many butterflies that you will see around ‘butterfly bushes’ that you have planted or caused to be planted, out of love, that bring a harvest of hope and joy to many souls that Jesus loves and longs for.
    As we were encouraged this morning through excellent teachings that the harvest will come not so much by our gardening skills but by love and that beyond self.

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