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Thursday, September 22, 2011


Fall is in the air!!!  I LOVE FALL!!!  I lit my pumpkin spice candle the other day while I sat in the chair and read a book.  It was heaven!

A different season brings with it new life.  I am learning so much about myself that I think sometimes that my head is going to explode with all the info.  Sometimes I have to take a break and say, "Okay God...let me sit for a minute and process this, it is blowing my mind." Or like my little Hispanic mother used to say, "that just blows my head off."  I think she is head feels like it is blowing right off my body sometimes.  :)

The summer was tough for me to say the least, but I am gaining my footing once again.  The words from one of my favorite songs came to me yesterday and I teared up a bit. It is called "Every Season" by Nichole Nordeman

And even when the trees have just surrendered
To the harvest time
Forfeiting their leaves in late September
And sending us inside
Still I notice You when change begins
And I am braced for colder winds
I will offer thanks for what has been and was to come
You are autumn

And everything in time and under heaven
Finally falls asleep
Wrapped in blankets white, all creation
Shivers underneath
And still I notice you
When branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass
Even now in death, You open doors for life to enter
You are winter

And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with You
And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be
As You are re-creating me
Summer, autumn, winter, spring

The Lord has definitely been making me new with every season's change.  Becoming more like the Father in all things.  It is not always easy.  Matter of fact, it is during the most difficult times that I find myself becoming more like Him because I have to "take up my cross"---DIE TO SELF!  That is the most painful experience, dying to self!  But I am thankful for the change!  I am learning more and more that it isn't about what I "DO" or what people think about me.  It is about my heart and my willingness to embrace difficult times to draw closer to the Father!

I look forward to the Season's ahead!  I LOVE what the Fall brings....pumpkin patch, crisp nights, bright blue skies, days of cuddling up with a blanket and a good book, smell good candles, spending time with the family going to festivals and fun outdoors events, football games, etc.  And then Fantasy of Trees, Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!  I am so excited to spend time with my family and enjoy them during this season!  I pray, more than that, they would be able to sense the change that the Lord is doing in my heart!


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