Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Autumn Blessings

About this time every year I am amazed at how quickly summer goes by. The change of seasons from summer to autumn always brings mixed emotions for me. That's because summer is my favorite time of the year. Not that autumn doesn't have its own set of wonderful things to enjoy, but I guess it's just a reminder to me that winter will soon follow, as our autumn season is usually very short-lived here in Indiana. 
But, it does look like summer is officially on it's way out, as autumn winds blow, the leaves are turning, and pumpkins are popping up everywhere. I decided, instead of mulling (just like cider) over the thought that summer is gone, I'm gonna try to think about all of the blessings of autumn. As I was reading different posts and pictures on my Facebook wall, I noticed some pretty awesome photos. They reminded me of all the true blessings we do receive this time year. So, I'm sharing some of my favorite pics from friends and family.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

Linking over at "Multitudes on Mondays", as I  Dare to Share the blessings of the Lord!
1,803 - God's creativity in giving us so much color in our world to enjoy!
 (Brightly colored leaves)
1,804 - Going to the pumpkin farm to pick out the perfect pumpkin!!
(Shopping for a pumpkin)

1,805 - New life in Christ!!
 (Beauty in every life!)
1,806 - Fun times with friends, that make sweet memories.
 (More pumpkins and family fun!)
1,807 - Childhood memories of autumn activities and games we played.
(Playing in piles of leaves!)
 1,808 - We did this just this past weekend...I do love sitting by a warm fire in the fall, especially.
(Toasty campfires on cool evenings)

1,809 - Just starting to get my decor out...yes, I'm a bit behind. I do love fall colors and themes.
(Decorating in fall colors)
1,810 - Our mums are just starting to really bloom. (I do wish the flowers lasted longer!)
(Mums in bright colors)

1,811 - So many unique shapes, colors, and sizes. I love decorating with gourds!
(Piles of gourds and pumpkins)

1,812 - Fall sunsets are about the most beautiful ones there are!!
(These are pictures I took of a fall sunset, just a few days ago.)

What do you love about the fall season?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

His Mercies Are New Every Morning

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” 

Lamentations 3:22-24

As I contemplate another week of my life, I am so thankful for all of God's mercies, which are truly new every morning!! I also look over my past week and know that, even though it was a rough start, as I got back into the routine of daily life (following our vacation), I can see all the blessings He has bestowed upon my life. Sharing those blessings, once again.

Linking over at "Multitudes on Mondays", as I  Dare to Share the blessings of the Lord!

1,796 - Cooler fall weather (even though I'm not ready for summer to end, yet.)

1,797 - Getting some cute nautical decor for my house. (I plan on sharing them soon on my other blog, "Cairn Cottage).

1,798 - Getting back out on the water (boating and fishing). It has been several weeks, since we were out.

1,799 - An eerie, dark sky - then came the rains.

1,800 - Seeing my good friend, Marg. It had been a few weeks. (Even though my "Bless Our Schools" meeting wasn't too successful, yet I know some of my Facebook friends were praying.)

1,801 - Meeting some other Christian moms at a "Moms In Prayer' meeting.

1,803 - Beautiful sunrise mornings

1,804 - Remembering that His mercies are truly new every morning! Thank You, Jesus!!

1,802 - Getting tickets to see Building 429 in concert, here in my hometown on October 23rd!

Have a blessed week!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Honey for the Heart: You Answer Me!!

"How sweet are your words to my taste, 
sweeter than honey to my mouth!"
Psalm 119:103

Welcome to...
...where I share different verses from the Psalms!
 May you find truths about God, yourselves, and living life in the images and word pictures shared here! 

Today, I'm sharing some very encouraging words from the Psalms. I'm SO thankful that we can go to the Lord in prayer! Hope this encourages you this weekend!!

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