20
Sep
2012
Seasons Change
Tags: Life, Fall, pink roses, vintage table, chalk paint, cottage style decorating, thrifting
September has always seemed like a transitional month to me.  I'm still wearing sandals but today I needed a sweater.  I'm still wearing my summer nightgowns but now I need an extra blanket.  I've switched from white wine to red ... because there's a nip in the air.

Seasons change.  Most recently I've transitioned to a new season and I thought I should bring you up to date.  I had a door open recently ... a new opportunity knocked and I knew it was from the Lord because for years now I've prayed for "something" that would meet my needs financially as well as creatively. 

My friend Darcy happened to be in a newly opened consignment furniture/home decor store and the owner confided that she desperately needed help.  Darcy said I immediately came to her mind and she told the owner that she knew just the right person.  A couple of days later and I was Pfohl's Furniture Den's newest employee. 



I'm privileged to work with "previously loved decor" as well as mange the store's social media needs.  It's the perfect blending of all that I love.  And isn't that just like God?  He's delivered into my hands a new job that's fun, creative, interesting, educational, stimulating, physically challenging, profitable, and convenient.  The shop is seven minutes from my home and the earliest I have to be to work is 9:30 a.m.  I'm so not a morning person!  All I can say is "God is soooo good!"



I tell you all this because there may be some of you who are tiring of praying and seeking and pleading and murmuring about a need in your life.  That was me.  I confess I've been searching for my own "significance," if you will, for many years.  And not to say this is the be-all-end-all, but it's a big step for me and one that I know is for a purpose.  God's purpose.  To get me back in the saddle, back into the land of the living, back on track.  It's easy to get side tracked.  The death of my husband and a few other circumstances have wreaked havoc on my life.  It was far too easy to retreat from life rather than embrace it.  But seasons come and seasons go.  I'm embarking on a new season and it feels so good! 

So I just want to encourage those of you who are befuddled by life's twists and turns to rest in the One who goes before us and to trust Him to lead.  Even when it takes way longer than we think it should or even when the path seems to make no sense or even when we're pushed outside our comfort zone, He knows what He's doing!  Patience is a virtue, they say.  Hang in there and keep on praying!  When the blessing comes, it's always way better than anything we could ever hope for or imagine.  I promise! 

The leisurely pace of life I'd grown accustomed to is quickly changing, much like the leaves on the trees that line the creek bank.  I'll do my best to keep up but know that I appreciate each and every one of you that read my rambling thoughts.  I miss you all and will try hard to juggle an almost full-time job, my Etsy shops, blogging, and "Life" at the cottage-by-the-creek.  I don't know how some of you do it!!  I'm exhausted already.  Love you ...  Oh, and I'm posting a lot on Pfohl's Facebook page so pop over and "like" us, if you're so inclined.  We'd appreciate the exposure and support. 




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Reply from: Mary Lou on 9/21/2012 5:26 AM
 How exciting! You are the perfect example of God having a plan for each of us...if we just can be patient long enough for Him to show us! Can't wait to hear about all of your finds...I'll visit the store next time I'm in town!
Reply from: Jenn on 9/21/2012 7:03 AM
 This actually brought a tear to my eye. I'm so happy that The Lord answered your prayers of so many years with such abundance! This job sounds perfect for you and that it opens a new season in your life is wonderful! God IS good, and thanks for encouraging the rest of us, too.
Reply from: Pam on 9/21/2012 8:01 AM
 Congratulations Lynn! It sounds like the perfect job at the perfect time! Good for you! Pam
Reply from: donna on 9/21/2012 6:56 PM
 This is such wonderful news and what a fabulous lesson to share with people like me... in a life transition and wondering what my next adventure is going to be. I see hope just by you sharing this news. And may I add, based upon what I read about you - this job is perfect for you!
Reply from: Tammi on 9/22/2012 12:20 PM
 I am sooooo happy for you! I hope it is all you want it to be and more! God is good!
Reply from: sandie on 9/23/2012 4:51 PM
 So happy for you! Gods timing is Always perfect! Looking forward to seeing your posts on facebook!
Reply from: Carolyn on 9/25/2012 11:28 PM
 Hi Lynn, So happy for you and that is amazing that your prayers were answered. Enjoy the job. The pink roses and your photos are all so beautiful. Happy week Hugs Carolyn
Reply from: Marianne on 9/26/2012 8:52 AM
 You precious woman! I'm thrilled for you!! Yes, I do look forward to the opportunity that meets my financial and creative desires. You put it perfectly. And the most encouraging thing is that you didn't have to go looking - it came to you. Thank you for your encouraging words, and for your delightful testimony to God's grace and Love. Blessings, Lynn, for a wonderful journey of fun, creativity, and joy, Marianne xox
Reply from: Pondside on 9/29/2012 7:00 PM
 I am glad I stopped by to read this good news!
Reply from: WendyBee on 10/1/2012 9:59 AM
 Oh Lynn! How very exciting! So, you must be a couple of weeks into it. I hope you've shaken off any "just-getting-started" jitters, and that God will richly bless you in your new journey.
Reply from: liz on 10/8/2012 1:06 PM
 I just love to read about good things happening at just the right time when we need most need them. Congratulations - and I wish you all the best in this exciting new journey!!!!


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