by Renee Scott

Summer is finally here and many people are gearing up to watch fireworks during their celebrations on the4th of July. Summer has the warmest temperatures, longest days and shortest nights. This season represents a time of no schedules, homework or bedtimes. Families plan vacations. They enjoy much needed rest and relaxation. In the famous words of Will Smith, “Summer, summer, summertime-time to sit back and unwind.”

Who doesn’t enjoy the many fruits of summer-ice cold watermelon, juicy peaches, and nectarines. Did you realize that the fruit you buy this time of the year was planted in the dead of winter? No one was thinking of juicy summer fruit when they were knee deep in snow. Before we can have a summer harvest, we must first plant a seed in winter.

What season of life are you in?

513e69ea0055b6b1b5d5f02c907a799bDo you feel alone and isolated like many people feel in winter? Do you keep facing storms like the blizzards of winter? Did you just start a new chapter in your life and feel as if you are just starting to bloom like the many plants and flowers of spring? Maybe you are enjoying the season of summer in your life and you are free from a bad relationship or habit.

Life is all about seasons.

You should never become content in a certain season of life because a new season might be just around the corner. As sure as a season comes into your life (whether it is good or bad) it will eventually leave. Don’t ever give up, because before you know it you will be celebrating the freedom of summer.

Why don’t you declare your freedom from depression, anxiety, confusion and frustration? Be free to live and love!




Renee Scott



Renee Scott is co-founder of the popular blog, ,where she shares encouragement and inspiration to men and women all over the world.  She’s been a member of Grace Family Church for four years. She loves to run and recently completed her first half marathon. She is a wife of over 14 years and mother of two children.  

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