Life is so complex, isn’t it?
That beauty can spawn from a seedling, something so impossibly small and seemingly simple, or that it can rise from the blackened soil, something else so ordinary, gives me pause, especially in the spring when life and color bursts forth after the blanket of winter.
How different the landscape, even life looks when that season turns; I’m reminded this time of year how grateful I am for seasons even in all of their complexity.
Here at Bigger Picture Blogs, the seasons are changing, too. Last week, after much discussion and prayer and thought, the writers who organize Bigger Picture Blogs made the hard decision that this season of collective collaboration here at BPB was ready to come to a close.
We each have a story to tell about how we arrived at our individual decisions, which led to a collective decision, and likely a few of us will write about that today and link up. Regardless of those reasons that brought forth the close of this season, though, we wanted share a few thoughts about what this time has meant to us:
We love and value each other and our friends here so very much. We cherish the time spent here creating and encouraging, growing and flourishing and hope to still connect through our individual blogs and social media. The friendships established here have been saving graces and gifts, and the time spent reflecting on life’s bigger pictures weekly has led to moments of clarity, gratitude and growth.
While we’ll really miss sharing our Bigger Picture Moments every week like we have for nearly three years, we must be honest and share that this is our last official planned link up; future collaboration is always a possibility, as we love each other and everyone who links weekly, but we simply have no plans in the works to resume. I’m sure many of us will continue writing Bigger Picture Moments each week despite having no official link up, so let’s keep in touch like we have please!
Though this season is coming to a close, I’m reminded as I look at the bright blossoms of a blooming bush in all of its glory, that when one season season, a new one gently saunters in and brings with it new, complex beauty. And the newness never erases the growth established in seasons passed; it only makes way for new growth to build and blossom.
We pray you’ll continue to embrace creativity and let it flourish in your lives as we each explore the landscape of this new season. Thank you for walking with us during this season of life. May our paths continue to cross in the new ones ahead.
With deep affection and gratitude,
Hyacynth, on behalf of Alita, Brook, Jade and Melissa, and well, you know, myself
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