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These photos are by Keisha Robinson from the Essence Festival this past weekend in New Orleans, La.

 

 

 

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Walk Through That Summer Heat

This is for you. You need to hear this. Everything I have needed on this journey God has brought right on time.

Instead of sitting and worrying about my needs, I am preparing for His answers to my prayers. Instead of trying to figure something out, I am preparing for the promise He put in my heart.

Some of yall are on board while others of you are hanging out on the platform trying to see which way the wind is blowing. What I have learned is you can’t get on a train while it is moving.
Don’t let the doors shut on the opportunity in front of you. Trust the one who created it for you.

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Seasons are important

I never knew how much I loved winter until I got to experience a real winter. I mean the kind with deep snow and lots of large fluffy snowflakes.  Below zero temperatures where you can’t expose any of your skin. When it is so cold outside that your eyes immediately start watering when you go inside.

Sometimes you learn things on the journey you never would have if you didn’t leave.

I learned winter slows things down. It quiets the land. There is immeasurable peace.  And as much as I would like to live like that always, I know I would never get anything accomplished. Yet I know I like it much more than I ever thought I would. I can do this.,

I love fall because it is not so hot and a great time for comfort food. Fall is all about holidays for me. When I was a kid, I loved summer because you were out of school and had lots of free time, but now it is just too hot.  Spring always reminds me of new beginnings as things begin to grow again. It is usually the time my allergies kick in, so it is my least favorite season.

Experiencing each season makes you appreciate each one for what they have to offer. Warm weather and lots of activity go well together, while raining days and a good book work too. Even though we sometimes dread the process, getting to where we are going can be very enlightening.

So remember, wherever you are going, enjoy the season.

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