CATCHING UP WITH JULY’S IN SEASON LIVING
We were intending to post this July Newsletter earlier!
This month has just been too busy and eventful; so we are posting the July Newsletter at the end of the month instead of the beginning; and this pattern may just become a pattern for the future publications.
So much has been happening here!
WHY POST A NEWSLETTER ANYWAY?
In posting the Newsletter each month I like to review the past, present and future happenings of The IN SEASON Lifestyle blog; the past month being the happenings of June, the present being this wonderful month of July that we have almost finished; and I want to end with looking forward to the future month of August.
All three time periods hold certain elements of excitement and wonder and life in season that we remember, celebrate and look forward to next.
GREAT MEMORIES FROM JUNE
Let’s start with our good memories of June.
What a month we shared last June! The Season of Summer was ushered in and we remembered THE OUTDOOR MARKETS OF ALABAMA. If you missed that post; you can find it here. https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/outdoor-market-alabama/. You need to go check every single market for yourself!
If you want to review our thoughts of what this summer of 2017 holds; you can review it here: https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/the-summer-season/.
It seems we did not yet get around to publishing those promised articles about the music of the summer of 2017; but never fear; we haven’t forgotten. Much is still in the works. Be looking forward to that special feature in August. Hopefully; we will have a few interviews from people who have been enjoying all of the pleasures of summer music across the land. There have been so many festivals and concerts held that choosing which ones to write about might just be a challenge; but we are up to it!
Got any summer concert photos that you would like to share on this blog? I may make a collage page of friends and neighbors enjoying summer music together. If you have a short summary and a sweet photo to donate to the SUMMER MUSIC CELEBRATION PAGE just send it to firstname.lastname@example.org; then be watching for the collage we will create. It will be fun to see fellow blog readers that are living IN SEASON and celebrating summer with music. Can’t wait to see what that turns out like; as long as people are living inside out and upside down; these are bound to be great!
June was also a big celebration that honored our Fathers! If you missed any of these Father’s Day articles and want to review them again they can be found here: https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/fathers-day/; https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/fathers-day-poetry-winner/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/fathers-day-food/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/fathers-day-decor/
Be sure to read the poem by the winner of our first annual Father’s Day Poetry Contest!
June was SO FULL of celebrations; including Flag Day. We honored the flag of The United States of America with this article: https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/flag-day-celebration-seasons/
June also started our COME AS A CHILD Bible Study’s series called THE DRESS CODE OF GOD. This is an exert from my book called A WIDE-EYED WALK THROUGH EXODUS. If you missed this series that started in June; you may catch up with us by clicking here: https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/garments-of-the-priests-of-israel/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/clothes-of-the-ancient-priest/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/understanding-ephod/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/robe-priest/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/turban-crown/
Keep reading with us in COME AS A CHILD every Thursday to continue our study of The Exodus. New and exciting bible studies and mini-series are just around the bend.
OUR FIRST GUEST BLOGGER
One of the greatest parts about June for me was the experience of having our first guest blogger to post in The IN SEASON Lifestyle Blog! Her name is Elaine Etheridge and her post (which included beautiful photos) that we put in our THE HOUSE DOCTOR section of the blog was amazing. You can read it again here: https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/a-house-for-gods-word/ . Thank you again Elaine for this wonderful word of encouragement and hope. The hearts of our homes are filled!
JULY ARRIVED WITH A BANG!
Just when we thought things could not get any better we began our Independence Day celebrations in July. The IN SEASON Lifestyle posted this article in honor of Independence Day: https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/independence-day/
We took some of our own advice and celebrated THUNDER ON THE MOUNTAIN; which is where all of the photos featured in this JULY NEWSLETTER came from.
I could not be more thankful or feel more blessed than to have my family around me right here in the Good Ole USA and having such a fun Independence Day celebration from my daughter’s home in Birmingham. What a blast! Literally!
HOPE YOU ARE CATCHING THE SUMMER FUN FOR KIDS SERIES IN OH THE PLACES WE SHOULD GO
With summer well underway now; my July thoughts have been centered around kids. They are out of school and ready for fun. I was blessed to have some very special times with all three of my grandchildren this month. Nothing could make me happier.
I hope you are enjoying some fun time with your own children and grandchildren. If you do not have children of your own; there are many time-stressed mother’s out there this summer that would love for you to adopt their children for a few hours of fun in the sun.
It has been such a pleasure to watch my four grown children be aunts and uncles with a mission this summer. I’m not sure who had the most fun; the kids or the adults.
We’ve kicked off the Summer Fun For Kids Series and we started with the magic wonders that McWane Center holds for children who can travel to the Birmingham, Alabama area. If you missed this article you may read it here: https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/fun-kids-mcwane/. Look for several more articles in this series that will last right up till school begins again in September.
We also promised an Adult’s Summer Travel Series of articles. We have the first post here and we are recommending the lovely town of Wilmington, N.C. for your summer fun. You can catch the news here: https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/wilmington-north-carolina/ Look for more interesting places to visit this summer as we continue this series through the rest of July and August.
AUGUST WILL BE FILLED WITH MORE EXCITING INFORMATION AND EVENTS
I have been filling you all in on why I write in my AN APPLE A DAY column for a while. If you missed those posts; they are here: https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/maintaining-a-healthier-lifestyle/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/new-healthy-practices/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/ordinary/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/health/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/sorting-information/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/family-health/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/setting-health-goals/ August will begin the actual articles.
We will start counting from one through to 365 days toward healthier living! Don’t miss a post and you will be well on your way by the time we arrive at fall. I hope to be posting these articles on Mondays. Keep reading and checking. If you haven’t signed up for these Newsletters and put yourself on my e-mail list; you might miss something wonderful. Go here right now and sign up! https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/home/ .
THE HOUSE DOCTOR will be fun during the month of August. My home is moving from the patriotic summer look it has enjoyed to a beach-house look. I love including the things of the sea towards the end of summer; whether I actually get to visit the beach or I just enjoy the beach season and its blessings from the comfort of my own home. Keep reading to see how I am pulling this off in our home summer after summer.
I’m also making the outside areas of our home more enjoyable this summer. If you have followed me for long you will know that I love cozy outdoor spaces.
This August I have been especially taken with the color Turquoise. If you keep reading THE HOUSE DOCTOR posts as well as the new posts I’m about to start in GROW OLD WITH ME; you will discover why this color is so significant. I’ll leave it all a mystery for now; but look for some fun and festive ideas for outdoors with heart and intention in August.
Find out how to make growing older more fun, fulfilling and exciting. It can actually be the best of all the SEASONS of life for us if we keep an open mind.
SEASONS articles are in the works too. The fall seasons are coming and we are anticipating how to spend THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES this year. We are already making our plans for THE FALL HOLY DAYS, even right in the heart of summer.
Summer seems to be a good time to catch up on our reading. We need to make time to relax outdoors, drink in the sun, and let ourselves escape into a good short story; and/or a great new novel.
I will have a few book reviews this summer under the PEN ART section of the blog; and I’m excited to tell you that August will be offering a SHORT STORY CONTEST. All entrants will need to be thinking of a summer story that is fun and fiction. The winner will be posted in September. Keep checking our CONTEST section for what is coming up in late August.
Wow! I could not be more excited about The IN SEASON Lifestyle and all that God has blessed us with and all that we have in store for the rest of this season of life we are living through.
I encourage you to keep living, loving and reading. Keep living life upside-down and inside-out.
God bless you every one!