Living in the Midwestern US does have it’s benefits. Each season offers unique activities.
- Ice fishing
- Ice Skating
- Cross Country Skiing
- Downhill Skiing
- Snowball Fights
- Ice & Snow Sculpture Contests
- Building Snowmen
- Warm fires and hot chocolate
- Barren landscape
- Watching tulips and daffodils break through the frozen ground
- Easter egg hunts
- Seeing the first robin of the season
- The smell of rain
- Open windows
- Spring sports like soccer & baseball
- Trees coming back to life
- Open pools
- Beach days
- Family vacations
- Apple picking
- Pumpkin patches
- New school year
- Hot Cider
- Leaves changing color
The funny thing is, no matter what the season, there is a constant longing for the weather to change.
When the temperatures are below freezing for weeks on end, I find myself LONGING for Spring.
When the humidity is high, and the temperatures soar, I find myself LONGING for the cooler fall temperatures.
Why can’t we just be content in our current season instead of constantly LONGING for the next great thing?
The same can be said about our spiritual lives.
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. – 1 Timothy 6:6-10 NIV