Turn, Turn, Turn

 The Same but Different

Making everything Beautiful for it’s own Time

From the bright lights of Christmas Bright Lightswe plunge into the dark nights of winter.
From the clutter and bustle of holiday shopping,  preparations,  activities and get-togethers
It’s back to work and school.
We vow to eat less,  spend less,  and work out more.

It’s quiet  – the trees are bare,  the birds are hungry.
Perhaps we just want to sleep,  to catch up
Or maybe we can finally focus on new goals and projects.
Maybe clean out the garage or the hall closet.
Get organized.

Are we revived and renewed or worn out and depressed?

Soon it will be spring once again.  Every year – four seasons and we look forward to each one.   Each one has its benefits.

For everything there is a season,
  a time for every activity under heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.

 A time to kill and a time to heal.

A time to tear down and a time to build up.

A time to cry and a time to laugh.

A time to grieve and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.

A time to embrace and a time to turn away.

A time to search and a time to quit searching.

A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to tear and a time to mend.

A time to be quiet and a time to speak.

A time to love and a time to hate.

A time for war and a time for peace.
Eccl 3:1-8 TNL

Do you ever notice how different people can go through the exact same experience with different results?

How they can be presented with the same information,
Watch the same movie,Seasons
Read the same book,
Take the same class,
Eat at the same restaurant,
Vote in the same election,
Meet the same person,
All with different responses or reactions?

Maybe they are in different seasons of their lives…..

What do people really get for all their hard work?

I have seen the burden God has placed on us all.   Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time.
He has planted eternity in the human heart,  but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Eccl. 3: 9-11 TNL

Our journeys with God sometimes take crazy turns and we wonder what is going on.   What is He up to?

God has much to show and teach us no matter what season we are in.   Let Omniallinfinitude help empower your Journey.

12  Journeys
Investigating the attributes of God
Implementing the spiritual practices

Holding Pattern

 Been down this road before

Are we there yet?

Beginning a journey is always exciting,
The anticipation…
The planning and preparation…

You’re finally ready,  walk out the door and off you go!

But you soon discover the journey is long,  and sometimes boring.   It takes time to get where you’re going – and along the way there are roadblocks and detours,  breakdowns and distractions.

Sometimes you stop,  or take a wrong turn,  or turn around and go back.   On one road a bridge is out,  on another a tree down,  still another,  a mudslide across the road.

It’s always good to have some traveling companions – and you quickly recognize,  to your benefit,  that some look straight ahead,  some enjoy the company and some the view,  while others are always checking out the rear view mirror.   You watch out for each other,  inspire each other,  distract each other,  misunderstand each other.

Are we there yet?   How much longer?
Who knows?

Haven’t we been down this road before?   It seems so familiar,  like we’re going in circles.   Round and round,  circling the runway,  but never landing.


How do we break away,  break out of this wilderness?
How do we turn our dreams into reality?
How many times do we have to learn this lesson?

Just over the next hill or around the next curve,  we look for a sign,  any sign – but there is nothing to see for miles and miles,  in all directions.   There is no gas,  food,  water or cell coverage.  Just the road… and the journey goes on.

Have we wandered into danger?   Are there enemies all around?

Can’t we go back to ordinary and boring?


Do you ever notice how the seasons are just long enough – how we are always ready for the next one,  even though they are the same every year.   Each life journey has its seasons – the wintertime and the summertime and over and over again.

God has much to show and teach us no matter what season our journey is in.   Let Omniallinfinitude help empower your Journey.

12  Journeys
Investigating the attributes of God
Implementing the spiritual practices