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September 22, 2022

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Week 8: The 12 Seasons

Our recent burst of hot weather reminded me of a meme about the seasons in the south. It listed:


1. Winter

2. Fool’s Spring

3. Second Winter

4. Spring of Deception

5. Third Winter

6. The Pollening

7. Actual Spring

8. Summer

9. Hell’s Front Porch

10. False Fall

11. Second Summer

12. Actual Fall


I’ll leave it to you to determine where you think Alabama fits right now. The funniest part of this search was that the “Related Images” showed the EXACT SAME list for the South, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey. Which just goes to show that it is all a matter of perspective.


This past weekend, my husband and I visited with friends from Illinois. They asked how we like the weather down here in Alabama. Our response was that the temperatures we experience are pretty similar, but the duration is very different. Winter lasts for 4 weeks not 4 months; we plant after Good Friday instead of Mother’s Day, and summer is much warmer, more humid, and more intense.


We each have seasons in our lives. Sometimes they are mild and enjoyable like Actual Spring or Actual Fall. Other times they feel a bit more like “Hell’s Front Porch.” Regardless of the season, God is with us. Jesus promised us that he “will be with us always, to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20). He also challenges us to there for each other and support each other through all our good times and bad times. What a wonderful confidence to know that, no matter the season, we are never alone!


God’s Blessings,


Delaine Schiestel

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