Life Seasons

We all go through them – the seasons of life. Some are outrageously wonderful, others are just kinda regular and then there is the Dump Truck season.

You know it – when that giant Dump Truck backs up to your life and unloads every single thing inside of it. Well, that’s where I’ve been. Underneath it all. As a Christian, do I have any business being underneath it all? Aren’t I victorious in Christ? Shouldn’t I be able to leap tall buildings and soar above it all?

Yes and no. I mean, let’s be honest here. I am victorious in Christ – the battle may be ongoing, but I know who the Victor is. Leap tall buildings? Oh please, some days I can barely climb the stairs. Soar above it all? There are moments when I feel that peace of God which passes understanding, yes, there are moments. And I cherish them. But, then the pile shifts and another piece of garbage flies into my face. The peace is still there, but I don’t feel it right then.

I’d just made a two-month editorial plan for this blog. Yup, every day assigned a topic and I was ready to start writing and posting ahead of time. Well, I actually did two of them – the two before this one.

I’d set a goal to finish the third book. I was ready to get down to business. That’s when I heard the beep beep beep of that truck backing up. And then it hit.

I won’t drag you down with the gory details, but it was messy. We seem to have come through it! That may be the thing right there. I don’t dwell underneath the pile, He brings me through it. And when I was underneath that pile, He was right there with me/us. So, we were never alone in our own particular pile of garbage.

The air smells good and I’m going to dig out that blog plan here pretty quick and try to get back on track.

See you soon, and then hopefully – everyday!


P.S. I’m having a little bit of trouble with comments. I thought no one had ever commented on this blog – but I was going to soldier on! Well, it turns out there are comments – they just aren’t showing up 🙁 Anyone know anything about this? karen at livinginserendipity dot com

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3 Responses to Life Seasons

  1. Pearl says:

    Karen, I laughed, I cried, I nodded thinking back to some of my own seasons. Love this post! (The dump truck, not so much.) You have such a natural way of saying things. May you be granted success as He’s defined it for you!

    • Pearl says:

      Also, I am subscribed to your mailing list but I did not receive this post by email. (I happened across it as I looked for your new posts.) Not sure if this is a glitch in the system or I didn’t sign up properly?

  2. Karen Saari says:

    Hi Pearl, Thank you for your kind words 🙂 Yes, I think we all identify with that dratted dump truck!

    I’ll look into the mailing list thing and get right back to you!


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