As you know, fall is my favorite time of the year: From the changing colors of leaves falling to the ground, a variety of pumpkins, from Cinderella, to Baking strewn everywhere, and hot drinks and fur-lined boots for that gnat-less, cooler air. And smack dab in the middle of it all, I get to celebrate … Continue reading Seasons Come & Seasons Go
Layers of pine straw blanket the ground at the back lawn. The squirrels quickly scurry about, getting their nest ready for winter. Leaves dance across from the neighbor’s grove of trees. Where’s the rake? On second thought, the sound of leaves crunching beneath my feet is music to my ears. Moreover, wood needs to be … Continue reading A Chariot Waiting for Me!
Autumn repays the earth the leaves which summer lent it. ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799), translated by Norman Alliston, 1908 The final day of a 2017 October is here. What better way to close the month than with the celebration of the 500th year of the Reformation! But what is the reformation and who in the … Continue reading “ALONE”
October is winding down. It truly is hard to believe. My favorite month of the year is gone too soon! So . . . Come, walk with me along the way Where lanes are autumn-dressed. Come, drink in all the colors fair, And let your heart be blessed. Come, see the flaming sumac plumes Lift … Continue reading Come, walk with me!
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day! Every leaf speaks bliss to me, Fluttering from the autumn tree... ~Emily Brontë Did you read “I Was Made For October? In that post I shared how October is my favorite month of the year and why. I communicated that the month of October … Continue reading Our Sorrow isn’t without Hope!
"October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book." — John Sinor What type of book would you curl up with? A mystery, a romance novel, a western maybe, or what about a biography of a selfless missionary bringing the gospel to … Continue reading Thanks-Living
"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October." — Nathaniel Hawthorne The Psalms continue to bring light into hidden crooks of my life and wrap me in the love of my Heavenly Father. I hope you enjoy the following … Continue reading Our Hope!
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus Made it to the State Fair One Thing Only – Stranded in the open sea, a man was afloat on a small raft, dying without any water. His weakened and cramping body was about to collapse. His lips were parched. His eyes … Continue reading One Thing Only
The good 'ole NC State Fair is underway in Raleigh, North Carolina! Changing Seasons: Seeds of PromiseBy Patsy Clairmont October 12, 2017 There are losses and gains in every season. Some we are eager for like caramel dripping off a honey crisp apple, . . ., or hot cocoa steaming in our fireside mug. But … Continue reading Changing Seasons
"The end of the summer is not the end of the world. Here's to October..." — A.A. Milne "What could be more exciting than an October day? It's your birthday, Fourth of July and Christmas all rolled into one." — Peggy Toney Horton Today being my birthday, and a Sunday to boot – my favorite day … Continue reading Fifty-fifth Birthday