Guardians of the Wild: Insights from Fawn Season to Strengthen Your Faith

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Embracing Fawn Season: 5 Key Lessons for Personal and Spiritual Growth

You might be wondering FAWN SEASON??? What? lol - I get it. It is not something that I would have been thinking about 10-12 years ago either.

I love Spring so much (and fall as well). Each season has so much value and can teach us so many beautiful things that will help us in our personal and spiritual growth. After all, everything was made by The Father (Yah), right? He is the Creator of all things and He shows us who He is in everything that He created. I have drawn closer to Him as I have trained myself to look at His creation with awe and wonder and reflect on His goodness. Everything that He has created is truly amazing and awe-inspiring.

Spring brings with it the beauty of so many flowers and the awakening of trees, but it also brings us the fawn season—a time when new life blossoms in the woods, and young deer take their first tentative steps into the world. 

My husband and I have a hunting farm property management business... so right now the trail cameras are filled with so many beautiful pictures of the fawns with their moms and it is truly delightful. 

This beautiful season is not just a spectacle of nature but also offers profound lessons for our personal and spiritual growth. In this blog, we will explore these key lessons and how they can inspire us to embrace new beginnings, nurture our growth, and build resilience. We invite you to listen or watch the podcast where we brought up about this very topic. 

Listen or Watch Here - Episode 31

OK - Let's look at 5 lessons from fawn season.... if you have some other lessons, we would love for you to share them with us!

1. Embrace New Beginnings

Fawn Season Insight: Fawns represent new life and fresh starts in the woods.

Personal Growth

Just as fawns symbolize new beginnings in the woods, we too can embrace opportunities for fresh starts in our lives. The arrival of spring and the birth of fawns is a reminder that life is cyclical, constantly offering us chances to start anew.

Embracing Opportunities:

Whether it’s a new job, a new relationship, or a new hobby, stepping into the unknown can be both exciting and transformative. Taking that first step towards something new can be daunting, but it’s also an opportunity to learn, grow, and discover new aspects of ourselves. Imagine the possibilities that come with starting a new career path, meeting new people, or diving into a hobby that has always intrigued you. These experiences can enrich our lives, bringing fresh perspectives and newfound joy. And let’s face it, what we do today affects tomorrow, so there is no telling what doors we could open for ourselves in the future by taking a leap of faith today. We must be bold and courageous.

Transformative Change:

Starting something new often requires us to step out of our comfort zones, which is where real growth happens. It’s in these moments of uncertainty and challenge that we find strength and resilience. By embracing change and new beginnings, we open ourselves up to personal transformation. We learn to adapt, to overcome obstacles, and to appreciate the journey itself, not just the destination.

Practical Steps for Embracing New Beginnings:

  1. Set Clear Goals: Identify what you want to achieve with your fresh start. Have clear, attainable goals to gives you direction and motivation.
  2. Stay Positive: Maintain a positive mindset, even when faced with challenges. Positivity can help you stay focused and resilient.
  3. Seek Support: Surround yourself with supportive people who encourage and believe in your journey being careful about who you invite and share your new goals with. 
  4. Reflect and Adapt: Regularly reflect on your progress and be willing to adapt your plans as needed. Flexibility is key to navigating new beginnings successfully.


Spiritual Growth

Spiritually, new beginnings might mean embarking on a new path of faith or deepening your existing beliefs. Just as fawns grow and learn in their early days, we too can experience profound spiritual growth by embracing the journey of faith.

Embarking on a New Path:

Starting a new spiritual journey or just deepening the one that you have can be incredibly fulfilling and life-changing. This might involve changing your schedule to be more intentional about spending more time with The Father,  attending retreats, Bible Studies, conferences or inviting people into your home to discuss Bible topics, and engaging in meditation and prayer. 


As iron sharpens iron,So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. - Proverbs 27:17

Each of these practices can open up new avenues for understanding and connecting with The Father and His people which will cause us to grow stronger and get deeper roots in Him. 

For those already on a spiritual path, new beginnings can also mean deepening your faith, learning more about your beliefs and why you believe them, ask Him to pull you out false belief systems and dig deep for Truth. Find new ways to express your beliefs to find courage and boldness to lead others to Christ.

Trusting the Journey:

Spiritual growth often requires a deep trust in the journey itself. It involves letting go of the need for immediate answers and being open to the lessons that come along the way. This isn’t easy… we often want to control everything. But we really cannot control everything. We must live by faith and trust.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:1-3


This trust can lead to a more profound connection with our faith and a greater sense of peace and fulfillment. Just like a fawn learning to navigate the woods, we too must trust that we are being guided and supported on our spiritual path. Just like the doe gives her fawn direction and boundaries, The Father is doing the same for us and we must lean on His understanding and trust in Him for all things.

Embracing Change:

Being open to change is essential for spiritual growth. It means being willing to question our beliefs, to explore new ideas, and to grow beyond our current understanding. Change can be uncomfortable, but it is also where the most significant growth happens. By embracing change, we allow ourselves to be transformed and to experience the fullness of our potential.

Practical Steps for Spiritual Growth:

  1. Daily Practices: Incorporate daily practices such as prayer, meditation on His Word, and putting your faith into action.
  2. Seek Community: Join a community of like-minded people where you can share your journey and learn from others.
  3. Reflect Regularly: Take time to reflect on your spiritual experiences and growth. Journaling can be a helpful tool for this.
  4. Stay Open-Minded: Be open to exploring His Truth. Our worldly traditions might be fun, but what does He have to say about it? What does The Father want for your life? Growth often comes from stepping outside your comfort zone.

Just as fawns take their first steps into the world with wonder and courage, we too can embrace new beginnings in our personal and spiritual lives. By seizing opportunities for fresh starts and trusting Him for our journey, we can experience transformative growth and deeper connections with ourselves and The Father. Let the lessons of fawn season inspire you to step boldly into your new beginnings, knowing that each step brings you closer to a richer, more fulfilling life.

2. Nurture with Care

Fawn Season Insight: Diligent Protection and Nurturing

During fawn season, mother deer exhibit remarkable dedication and care in nurturing their young. They protect their fawns from predators, ensure they have sufficient nourishment, and teach them essential survival skills. This diligent protection and nurturing are crucial for the fawns' development and survival, illustrating the importance of attentive and loving care, and obedience from the fawn who completely trusts and relies on the mother for protection and sustenance… let that sit with you for a minute and really take that in.

Personal Growth: The Importance of Nurturing Ourselves and Others

In our personal lives, nurturing ourselves and those around us is essential for growth. Just as mother deer prioritize the well-being of their fawns, we must also prioritize our own well-being and the well-being of those we care about. This can take many forms:

  • Self-Care:
    • Physical Well-Being: Dedicate time to activities that promote physical health, such as exercise, adequate rest, and a balanced diet.
    • Mental Health: Engage in activities that support mental health, journal, pray, and practice relaxation techniques, and seek professional support when needed.
    • Emotional Health: Allow yourself to experience and process emotions, and practice compassion daily.
  • Supporting Loved Ones:
    • Emotional Support: Be present for your loved ones, offering a listening ear, praying with them, and understanding without judgment.
    • Encouragement: Encourage and celebrate their achievements and support them through challenges, providing a sense of stability and trust.
    • Quality Time: Spend quality time with family and friends, fostering deep and meaningful connections that strengthen relationships.
  • Fostering a Nurturing Environment:
    • At Home: Create a home environment that is safe, supportive, and filled with love. Establish routines that promote balance and well-being for everyone in the household. Create a sanctuary in your home that is filled with His perfect peace.
    • At Work: Encourage a positive work environment by showing empathy, offering support, and promoting teamwork. Recognize and appreciate the contributions of colleagues, fostering a culture of mutual respect and growth. Be an encourager!

Spiritual Growth: Nurturing Through Regular Practices

Spiritually, nurturing involves committing to regular practices that deepen our connection with our beliefs and strengthen our spiritual foundation. Just as mother deer tend to their fawns with care, we must tend to our spiritual needs with similar dedication. This can be achieved through various practices:

  • Prayer:
    • Communication with The Father: Prayer is conversation; it allows us to communicate with Him, expressing gratitude, seeking guidance, and finding comfort. Regular prayer can provide clarity and a sense of purpose. An open line of communication with Him, keeping Christ at the center of all things, allows us to hear from Him. Pray for spiritual discernment, knowledge, revelation, wisdom, and understanding, as well as having eyes to see and ears that hear. I pray that daily - sometimes multiple times in a day…because I need it all to be able to do this life the way He desires me to do it.
    • Intentional Time: Set aside specific times each day for prayer, making it a routine that brings peace and centeredness. But here is a tip, when you say Amen…it doesn’t mean that you stop praying. Pray all thoughout your day. Include Him in every aspect of your life…but start the day with Him… SEEK HIM FIRST.
  • Meditation:
    • Inner Peace: Meditation helps to quiet the mind, reduce stress, and cultivate inner peace. It provides a space to reflect and connect with our inner selves. Meditate on His Word, meditate on what He is speaking to you so that you can grow closer to Him. This quiet time in the morning allows us to really focus on Him and allows Him to fill us up. A car can’t go very far without gas, right? We need to be filled up to overflow so that everything that He pours into us overflows everywhere we go.
  • Study:
    • His Word: Engaging with His Word deepens our understanding of our beliefs and His principles. His Word is what brings transformation and renews our mind.
    • Reflection and Discussion: Reflect on the things He is showing you and teaching you and discuss them with others, gaining different perspectives and insights that enrich your spiritual growth.
  • Community Involvement:
    • Supportive Networks: Participate with communities where shared beliefs and practices can provide support and encouragement.
    • Collective Worship: Engaging in collective worship or group activities can strengthen our spiritual connections and provide a sense of belonging.

Just as mother deer nurture their fawns with diligence and care, we too must nurture ourselves and those around us to foster personal and spiritual growth. By dedicating time to self-care, supporting our loved ones, and creating nurturing environments, we can thrive in all aspects of our lives. Spiritually, committing to regular practices such as prayer, meditation, and study can deepen our connection with our beliefs and provide a strong foundation for our spiritual journey. Let the insights from fawn season inspire you to nurture with care, knowing that this dedication leads to profound growth and fulfillment.

3. Patience is Key

Hmmm, now here is a word that we often want to shy away from. But patience is a fruit of the spirit and we possess when we are His. In a world of microwaves and fast food where we have been trained to expect things quickly and our way. There is something beautiful that happens when we learn to wait on Him and enjoy the wait. It is always better than we could ever imagine.

Fawn Season Insight: Just like fawns take time to grow and gain independence, so too does the virtue of patience unfold in our lives. It’s a gentle reminder that growth cannot be rushed, but rather nurtured and allowed to develop naturally.

Personal Growth: Patience emerges as a critical cornerstone of personal growth. Much like tending to a garden, we must recognize that progress takes time. Every setback or delay is not a failure, but rather an opportunity for learning and resilience. By embracing patience, we cultivate a mindset that fosters sustainable and meaningful development. It's about understanding that the journey itself holds as much significance as reaching the destination.

Spiritual Growth: In the realm of spirituality, patience takes on a profound significance. It beckons us to trust in His divine timing, to surrender our need for immediate answers, and to have faith that everything unfolds according to His divine plan in His divine timing. 

After all,
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9


This trust in His timing brings forth a sense of peace amidst life's storms, knowing that each challenge is but a stepping stone on our spiritual journey. By practicing patience, we align ourselves with the rhythm of Christ, finding solace in the knowledge that all things come to fruition in their appointed time…

4. Learn from Nature’s Resilience

Fawn Season Insight: Amidst the rugged terrain of the wild, fawns display a remarkable resilience as they navigate their surroundings, adapting and thriving despite the challenges they encounter. Their innate ability to persevere serves as a poignant reminder of nature's resilience and the invaluable lessons it offers.

Personal Growth: Resilience emerges as a vital attribute in the journey of personal growth. Much like the fawns, we encounter obstacles and adversities that test our resolve. Yet, it is through these trials that we have the opportunity to cultivate our resilience, to stand firm in the face of adversity, and to emerge stronger and more resilient than before. By observing the resilience of nature, we gain insight into our own capacity to bounce back from setbacks, to persevere in the face of challenges, and to harness our inner strength to overcome any obstacle that comes our way.

Spiritual Growth: In the realm of spirituality, resilience takes on a profound significance. It calls upon us to hold steadfast to our faith during times of turmoil, to draw strength from Him, and to allow Him His light to guide us and navigate us in the darkest of valleys. Just as the fawns find refuge in the wilderness, so too can we find solace in our spiritual convictions, knowing that they serve as a sturdy foundation upon which we can rebuild and grow. Through the practice of resilience, we deepen our connection to Christ our savior, finding comfort in the knowledge that we are never alone in our struggles, but rather supported by a very loving Father who sees our beginning from our end and who fashioned us in our mother’s womb.

5. Fawn Season Insight: 

As young fawns embark on their journey through the wilderness, they look to their mothers and the safety of the herd for guidance and wisdom. Through observation and imitation, they acquire the essential survival skills necessary to navigate their environment and thrive in the face of adversity.

Personal Growth: Much like the young fawns, we too can benefit immensely from seeking wisdom and guidance from those who have walked the path before us. Whether it's through the mentorship of experienced individuals, the guidance of coaches, or the wisdom of trusted friends, learning from the experiences of others can serve as a catalyst for our own personal growth. By humbly embracing the teachings of those who have gone before us, we can gain valuable insights and shortcuts on our journey towards self-improvement, avoiding common pitfalls and accelerating our progress towards our goals.

Spiritual Growth: In the realm of spirituality, the pursuit of wisdom and guidance takes on a sacred significance. This may involve seeking counsel from spiritual leaders, digging deep into the teachings of The Holy Bible, or participating in communal worship and prayer. These practices not only deepen our understanding of Our Father in Heaven but also provide invaluable direction and clarity on our spiritual journey. By opening our hearts and minds to His wisdom, we embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and enlightenment, guided by the eternal truths that transcend time and space. It goes back to seeking Him first and allowing Him to lead us to all Truth. Also, allow Him to lead you to the right mentors and coaches because not everyone has your best interest at heart, and not everyone is allowing Him to lead them. 


Fawn season serves as a poignant reminder of the profound lessons inherent in nature's cycles. Just as the delicate new beginnings of fawns herald the arrival of spring, so too do they offer a beautiful parallel to our own journeys of growth and transformation. By embracing the lessons of new beginnings, nurturing, patience, resilience, and seeking wisdom, we can cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness and spiritual fulfillment. May we continue to draw inspiration from the wisdom of nature, forging ahead on our paths with courage, grace, and an unwavering commitment to personal and spiritual development.

Join Us for More Insights!

For a deeper dive into these lessons and more, tune into our latest podcast episode (episode 31). Let the enchanting world of fawns inspire you to embrace your own growth journey with grace and wisdom. 

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