The Turning

The wind. The clouds. The change. The turning. How I love it.

I spent a glorious afternoon yesterday watching, feeling, praying, loving the wonder that is our God. The turning of the season was a thing of beauty. I tried to document it so that I would always remember.

Before the turning. Sunny, humid, 85 degrees fahrenheit, still.
The gathering clouds of the approaching cold front. Occasional breeze, humid air, 85 degrees F.
Approaching cold front, gusty winds, temperature drops to 75 degrees

This morning, breezy, beautiful, 50 degrees Fahrenheit

I pray that you know the height and depth, the strength, the force, the power of Christ’s love for you. He made this beautiful world, for you. He made beautiful plants and animals, for you. He made laughter and sunshine and wind, for you. He went to the cross and paid for every one of yours and my sins. He is waiting by the right hand of God, for you.

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. The turning.

Praise be to God above, Lisa

Happy/Sad

Happy/sad. I have referenced that phrase several times lately. Because that is how many of my days lately have been. Don’t be worried. It is not a cry for help, or a sign that I am depressed. As a writer, I enjoy the feeling of happy/sad, as it helps me feel more, experience more, empathize more.

What is happy/sad? Here is my not so exhaustive list, from movie quotes, to songs, to experiences.

-“Your problem is that you’re not happy being sad. But that’s what love is – happy sad.” (Sing Street, 2016)

-The feeling I get listening to “Auld Lang Syne.”

-Watching my husband drive off to work, missing him the minute he leaves, but loving the fact that I love him so much.

-Watching my children grow up into adults, missing those little child hugs, but enjoying our new adult conversations.

-Memories of my dad, now that he resides in heaven. The best of dads, missing him to tears, but so happy because I know we will see each other again.

-Seeing the leaves fall from the trees, the beauty of the colors tinged with the sadness of the bare trees. But knowing that spring will come.

-Remembrances of Christmases gone by, the special doll, the new bicycle. Knowing new memories are being made, every minute, even still. Happy/sad.

I know you all can add to this list, and I would love to hear your happy/sad things. Please comment below. Enjoy all the moments…..happy, sad, and in between. Relish them all. Live and love your life.

Love, Lisa

Here is a great version of “Auld Lang Syne” by Keith Harkin to enjoy.

A Warm Autumn Day

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I’m late, but not really….the post can wait, the weather couldn’t.  🙂  We had to take advantage of the warm autumn air while we have it.  Warm sun, crunchy leaves, perfect blue sky, breeze that lifts your hair and takes it on a little trip….what could be better in November?  Thanking God; He is so good.  Blessings for your day, and praying you’ve had a great one.   Lisa

Summer Says See You Soon!

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I always get a little sad when summer is leaving.  I am a summer girl…love walking outside with no coat, no gloves….love the water…..love the feeling of the heat on my skin and my face.  But whenever I’m sad about someone or something leaving, I don’t say “goodbye.”  I say “see you soon!”  And the things I love are still there, they are just out of sight for a little while.  Meanwhile, I will try to embrace the cooler air and sweaters re-emerging from dark recessed places of my closet.  The wind will hit my face; I’ll breathe deeply; life is a wonderful gift.  Blessings, Lisa

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”  ~Ecclesiastes 3:1