It is time for this month’s Share Four Somethings – definitely one of my favorite link-ups. I’m late getting my thoughts together and even considered not participating this month. I was having a hard time thinking of things love and treasured. I know they are there…even in the midst of the most ordinary of weeks…so, let’s press on.
Something Loved. My fall things are out of their bins. My house is smiling with scarecrow friends, pumpkins, acorns and other reminders of autumn. It sounds silly (does this really count as something loved?) but it just my heart happy. My home feels snug and cozy…which makes us feel comfy and snug as well. We might not be sipping pumpkin lattes (I mentioned that last month) but we do enjoy the PSL season! It is also the season for windows wide open. They are all that way this morning and I love it! Some other things I love about this early autumn time of year: sleeping a little longer while we wait for the sun to wake up, the smells of autumn – both candles and in my diffuser, wearing my cardigans again, all the crockpot recipes, and family celebrations. We have several in September and it just makes the month even “sweeter” – thank you, birthday desserts!!
Something Read…..or, as I said last this month, Something Listened To…or Joined. I mentioned I joined a Bible study through zoom last month. I am still very much enjoying those Wednesday morning lessons. So much I suppose, I did not balk when another friend suggested we join a Percepts study together. Through zoom. What has happened to me?? She and I (in our separate homes) join 15 or 16 other ladies each Thursday night and study the book of Mark. I could really be onto something here. Oh, and I am not even hiding behind the veil during this one. I know. This study does come with some homework and I am enjoying that as well. Of all the gospels, I think Mark is my favorite (if there really is a favorite!?) and I recently read and studied it on my own. This study promises to build upon that and I have already been instructed, encouraged….and challenged. Great idea, Pam. Thanks for always give me that extra little push!
Something Treasured. Remembering God’s faithfulness as well as His goodness. We celebrated our anniversary. Like all married couples, we had no idea all that thirty-six years could hold. Lots of mountaintops, more than our share of deep valleys (whatever our share might be) and plenty of everyday, ordinary days. But God has grown us individually and certainly as a couple. He has been so faithful and so very good to us. Perhaps I’m just getting old – because I have never been overly sentimental – but anniversaries, birthdays and other milestones really seem to give us pause lately. A chance to really reflect and to appreciate how very blessed we are!
Something Ahead. Let the fall continue! I’m embracing Anne Shirley’s sentiment…so glad to live in a world of Octobers:) More pumpkin recipes (making some pumpkin bread today and I have an entire Pinterest board of recipes to try…ha!) Hoping to make it to the apple orchard and I really want to make some interesting jars of butter in the next few weeks. Pumpkin butter. Apple butter. Pear…well, you get the idea. Apparently, my mind turns to the kitchen when the weather cools off!! Any good recipes on your radar? Do share –
Here’s to another beautiful month ahead.
October is a hallelujah! reverberating in my body year-round. – John Nichols