Monday, September 27, 2010

In honor of Autumn

Things morning during my quite time I was reading a book by Brennan Manning. He wrote this,

"L0rd, have I ever thanked you for your north wind? If I haven't, I do so now. You must've known I was saturated with summer. This morning I walked out and your blithe north wind bit my cheek and tangled my hair and sent me scurrying to the warmth of the waiting car, accompanied by the cats, prancing and dancing down the walk, as if heralds of your wind from the north. L0rd, your north wind delights me, invigorates me, renews me. It invites me to walk faster, breathe more deeply, look more closely. It brings a wine-red promise of crisp cold nights bright with stars, frosted windows and warm beds heaped high with fluffy blankets. L0rd, it even has a different smell, as though along the way to me it pick up bits and pieces o spruce and fir and juniper and tar and salty seas, mountain lakes and spices. I know, L0rd, that to some your bright north wind brings only the promise of hard, deep cold and pain. And I ask you, L0rdm to warm them and to comfort them. But as for me, my L0rd, I give you praise and thanks, honor and glory and blessing for the sheer joy and exuberance of your playful north wind this morning."

I really miss fall! I miss the crisp, cool air. I miss the spice that can be smelt. I miss the fields of drying corn, the sound of combines working late into the night. I miss seeing apple orchards with trees ready for picking. I miss the pumpkin patches. I miss the candy corn and pumpkins. I miss the all the beautiful leaves of many colors on the trees. I miss walking on crunchy leaves scattered across the walk. I miss raking leaves. I miss have a bonfire with good friends, roasting marshmallows for s'mores. I really miss fall! So, I ask that you will enjoy autumn just a little bit more than usual this year for me.

 (Thank you Christina for letting me steal your picture! ;) Gotta love sisters!!)

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