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Thoughts on Fall

9/21/2015

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As I sit here, drinking my warm coffee, my senses start to experience the changes of fall. There is a new crispness in the air (It’s legging and sweat pants season, woohoo!). It’s even beginning to have a different smell; a crunchy leaf smell. Is that even possible? I’ve even smelled some wood burning! I’ve tasted my pumpkin spice latte . . . like 80 times. You better believe it was good! I’ve been watching the leaves fall, and the bright green is starting to turn to that yellow green. We aren’t at full blown fall but the leaves are beginning to rustle a little more as if fall is saying “I’m coming!!”.  Lastly . . . the noises. It’s not secadas anymore, it’s quietness, and crickets all day long. You know what I’m talking about, that weird yet comforting feeling that fall brings. COMFORT – – thats the word. It’s the season that just wants to hold you and keep you feeling warm inside but also revamp your soul. You are probably wondering where I am going with this, but I promise we are going somewhere! Today when I heard the quietness I reflected back on past falls. Around this time every year I begin studying something new in the Bible Study I am in and God never fails to change me. I’m reminded of the verse –

“BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD” – Psalm 46:10

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Fall is a time to just be still & listen. That quietness I heard this morning is also STILLNESS and in that stillness is God. I hope this fall will be like the rest.  A sweet time of stillness, revelation and internal changes. I’m excited to see what God brings to surface in my life. I’m ready to grow deeper with God, shed the old, and make way for the new. Even though it’s not easy to change, and become a better version of yourself, I find comfort in knowing that my hand is being held through it all.

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