Welcome Autumn…

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
~Lauren DeStefano, Wither

     Today, September 23rd, is the first day of autumn. I love almost everything about this time of the year.

     Autumn reminds me of homemade soup, sinking my teeth into a crispy fresh picked apple and snuggling beneath a cozy afghan.

     Fall is my favorite time to take long walks and visit new places.

     When I was a kid, autumn meant it was time to return to school. I always loved the first day of school, wearing new shoes and the new outfit Mom had let me pick out of the Montgomery Ward catalog. I couldn’t wait to dig into that brand-new box of crayons.

     The Old Testament prophet, Joel, reminded people in his nation to rejoice in the autumn.

Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful… (Joel 2:23 NIV)

     This harvest season feels full of good reasons to give thanks.

     Even though the official new year won’t arrive for another three plus months, there’s something about fall that feels like a new beginning. Recently, I read the blog of Krista Gilbert[1] who said, “Fall is…a time of re-evaluation.” I agree wholeheartedly with this wise lady’s insight.

     As we step into this new season, I hope you’ll join me and:

          delight in the brilliance of changing colors;

               exalt while strolling on crunchy, dry leaves;

                    rejoice in God’s goodness; and

                         reflect on and re-evaluate our next steps.

Blessings as you journey through Autumn 2019…

Sue Reeve

  1. Krista Gilbert <krista=kristagilbert.com@send.aweber.com>

2 thoughts on “Welcome Autumn…

  1. I have always loved the transition from summer to fall. Like you, I went back to school in new shoes, underwear and socks and NEW UNIFORMS! I went to Catholic schools from 1st to 12th grade so I never had to worry about what I was going to wear! I was born in the fall, got married both times in the fall and my husband’s birthday is also in the fall! It’s a lovely time of year!

  2. Fall is a beautiful time of year. The reason I love it is because I see beauty in death. Those leaves are dying so that new life will come in the Spring.

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