My kitchen window tree near sunset.
I felt Grace float down my shoulders, down through the car floor, nearly. Part of me thought, "Bummer. This rare summer shopping season was an adventure!"
And yet? I also thought this: "What a relief. This replacing of things, this making up for 20 months of no extra shopping and this working hard on our house and yard was feeling, well, tiresome."
Endings. Grace dribbling away, moving over to another project (perhaps a saving season to begin?), signaling a necessary end before a new beginning can be birthed. So the test becomes-- can I let go, will I find where Grace awaits and will I make the new adventure as good as the last?
Welcoming endings rather than resenting them always helps me find new beginnings more quickly.
Autumn! It's like a daily celebration parade leaving trails of confetti, evidence of good times for me to rake into piles for the street sweeper.
Other people may be full of political discontent and fear, but I'll not be ruining my life with that, not when Jesus did this for me:
"I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows)." ... John 10:10
I am enjoying, splashing around in overflow of glorious Autumn. Increasing in love for God and others, learning new lessons, growing in understanding... awakening from all evidences of that slumber which aims to keep our eyes and ears shut while upon Earth. And anticipating more sweetness than what I've already known.
The Happy Breed. Some of you will truly love this old classic movie. Watched it yesterday instantly through Netflix and was surprised at the delights it afforded me.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." ... John 14:27
Found this photo here at Facebook. Nifty, huh?