A Task for All Seasons

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by Andy Scheer

This weekend we bought a 19-pound turkey and checked our ingredients for the big meal. Then we divided the tasks to prepare the house for visiting family. All so we can officially give thanks.

With the change of seasons, I find that day a useful reminder. The trees are bare, the grass has gone dormant, and the days have grown short. Venturing out means watching the skies.

It’s a season I can grow resentful: for opportunities missed and the passing of a season of bright, warm growth.

Or I can reflect on that season: the opportunities granted and the growth they brought. I can prepare for what may lie ahead: growing my skills and positioning myself to use them.

I’ve listened to enough chronic complainers to know I don’t want that reputation. Fortunately, I see in the Bible to “give thanks in ALL circumstances.” I think that includes my situation—maybe even yours.

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About Andy Scheer

With more than 30 years in publishing, Andy Scheer has provided freelance editorial services since 2010. He has edited fiction and nonfiction for publishers including Moody, WinePress, and BelieversPress, as well as for clients including Dirk Cussler, McNair Wilson, DiAnn Mills, Heather Day Gilbert, and Sammy Tippit.

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