October Days

Everything about the October day is filled with fire. The trees are blazing red, yellow and orange. The light slants from a summer-tired sun, illuminating the world in pumpkin-orange, wind whipping crisp, burnt-leaf air into miniature cyclones.

The trees go out in glory. A final burst of beauty before a winter of loneliness. A final blaze of fire before the bitter cold. Do the trees drink in warmth before the cold? Do they soak it all in as an internal furnace for later use?

And I wonder…where in the seasons of life am I? Am I in a winter of despair? Am I desperate for the warmth of the Son? Frozen beyond feeling? Brittle and ready to break?

Am I thawing in a frozen world, with the tiniest bit of hope, branches bursting forth with budding beginnings?

Am I thriving in summer sun, and gentle rains? Bringing forth the fruit of the season?

Am I bulging with glorious bounty, both of beauty and baskets full of harvest?

Wherever I am, I am not alone. For He is with me. My Shepherd.

He is there in the green pastures.

He is there is the Thanksgiving table of plenty.

He is there in the Valley of the Shadow. of Death.

I will fear no evil.

His Word will comfort me.

Sharing with Michelle:


Giving thanks with Ann:

#33 – That God would save a chief sinner like me.

#34 – That my son’s art was featured in the showcase at school… (His is the swirly one)

#35 – One last Indian Summer day…

#36 – Doorbells ringing revealing little girl visitors with pink tutu basket presents

#37 – For the successful launch of my new blog What In The World R U Doing 4 Christ’s Sake?

#38 – Finding the coolest bookstore ever on the greatest field trip of the year!

#39 – God sending messages while playing Words With Friends…

#40 – A daughter who has a heart for the lost, bringing two girls from work to church

20 thoughts on “October Days

  1. YES,
    ‘where ever you are’
    ….over criticism of one’s place in there faith journey can turn so many away from Him. The Lord shepherds us at EVERY step. We can welcome every ‘season’ of the soul’s seeking for Him. Loving message today.

  2. Oh, but, dear lady, how can you view winter as fearsome? The achingly bright azure skies, the wonderful colours of the holidays, icicles forming hanging sculpture, frost on the fallen leaves, the smoky curls of your breath on a frosty morning, the silence of the morning after a blizzard, and my favourite, a bitingly cold windswept day at the Lake Michigan shoreline as sea and sky merge in one colour as spray coats the riprap in fantasy patterns! The smell of wood smoke, all the wonderful smells of holiday meals, even the taste of the first snowfall – as long as you’re not under a flightline from O’Hare! 😀

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