This is from yesterday’s Daily Bread.  I know we can all stand to eat this one today.

In an effort to face the challenges of life, we often turn to Solomon’s words: “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (Eccl. 3:1). But we readily admit that we would rather laugh than weep, dance than mourn, and gain than lose (vv.4,6).

Yet we know that as we embrace the lessons and opportunities of every season that comes to us, we find that “God is our refuge and strength” (Ps. 46:1).

Whatever season we’re in, it’s always the season to trust in Him.  — David C. McCasland

Just as the winter turns to spring,
Our lives have changing seasons too;
So when a gloomy forecast comes,
Remember—God has plans for you. —Sper

Happy 2009 everyone!  I look forward to watching my kids laugh and learn, my husband make something even crazier, visiting with our family, chatting with friends, loving and serving my King.  God has so blessed us this past year.  I am so thankful and humbled that He did it all for me.