Editor’s Letter

September 2016 - Editor's Letter
by Lori Hatcher

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September 2016 - Editor's Letter

September 22, the autumnal equinox, marks the official end of summer. Southerners laugh at this, because we know it will be at least another month before we begin to experience fall-like temperatures. In the North, where I grew up, Labor Day marks the end of summer, because school always begins the following day.
No matter how you mark times and seasons, they continue their synchronized march. They are part of the promise God gave Noah and his family and a testimony of God’s faithfulness.

“As long as the earth endures,” God said in Genesis 8:22,” seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
I have mixed feelings about the changing seasons. I rejoice when the cold of winter thaws into spring. I welcome the summer with its bountiful produce and beach trips. I embrace the cooler days of fall after the drought and heat of summer, and I dread the dark, cold days of winter.

I’m equally ambivalent about the seasons of my life. I lived the simple spring of childhood with enthusiasm and abandon, but chafed at the things I couldn’t do because I was “too young.” I burst into the summer of young adulthood full of hopes, and dreams, and physical strength, but felt a dawning awareness of how little I knew and how much I had to learn.

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