Alterations

 There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven— Ecclesiastes 3:1, AMP A season ends — a childhood, an education, a honeymoon, our working life– we begin with a birth, leave with death, and in-between live so many seasons, encounter those life circumstances that change us, hallmarkContinue reading “Alterations”

A Welcome Surrender

I turned and saw this tree sprawled  against a clouded sky, a stark contrast of autumnal browns against the vibrant blue and white — when I let myself really see the beauty in this world, each moment becomes vital and humbling, the leaves in the final stage before falling, re-turning into the soil, the sunContinue reading “A Welcome Surrender”

Change

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ― Jim Bishop Too few are the days of layered-leaves,  those nippy fall afternoons we wander  under the golden boughs full of blazing  foliage that beseeches us to linger in the fading light, cozy under our scarves and mittens and filled with expectancy for theContinue reading “Change”

Thankful

I am thankful  for gentle  assurances, moments  of stillness,  unexpected  displays  of kindness,  early mornings  in quiet reflection,  moonbeams  before sleeping,  lavender skies that break  into sunrise,  bird song  at dawn,  the laughter  of children,  the changes  of season,  the cover  of trees,  the scent  of a rose,  the simplest  gifts are our  greatest rewards.Continue reading “Thankful”

Where Did the Slow Go?

Why is this October almost over? I’ve just begun to sink into this falling month, when sunset comes with dinner, when the moon beckons us to look up and look far, when the wind  turns in from the north, whispers stories  through leaves, when life is supposed  to slow, allow us to gather up parts Continue reading “Where Did the Slow Go?”

Walking Into October

Early in the morning,  just as the sun rose high  enough to warm without blinding us, we walked  into October. The birds  sang that cheery song that seems a release  of summer’s heat, a heralding for the tucked-in time of nesting in the warmth  of home. The curl of leaves  taking on the hues ofContinue reading “Walking Into October”