Caravan Sonnet: Welcome Sweet Autumn

9/28/14

Welcome Sweet Autumn

Those of you that know me well know that I truly love this time of year. (Yes, I do seem to say that about every season. There is such joy to be found no matter the season! *smiles*) 
 As we welcomed "fall" officially this week I am reminded of all of the amazing things that  autumn brings with it. The changing leaves are always gorgeous (like the picture I showed on instagram- so beautiful!) . The crisp fall air brings thoughts and memories of bonfires and hikes in the woods. The falling leaves bring fond memories of childhood leaf raking "parties" and hours spent happily jumping into the huge piles that were raked up! There is the cutest fashion that is warm and cuffy with lovely sweaters and fantastic scarves. And of course there is thoughts of yummy coffee drinks, hot chocolate, hot apple cider and delicious tea. There are wonderful farmers markets which are so fun to explore and long walks outside admiring the changing colors! Don't you just LOVE all of the colors of God's creations?

While the light fades with the last rays of summer, I look forward to exciting new times the Lord has in store for us during this new season. Even as a kid I have always enjoyed the change of seasons. There is great hope in this beautiful act of God that reminds each of us that no matter what life brings our way God is still in control, always faithful, and ever present. Every year when summer comes to an end we can count on watching leaves that will change into beautiful red, orange, and yellow colors. And we can depend in the same way (well those of y'all that are up north or in the Midwest*smiles*) for the winter snow to come. After the winter (snow) we can count on the beautiful spring flowers. Life is unpredictable -sometimes in glorious ways with long-anticipated dreams coming true and sometimes with harsh winds that we never would have asked for. But isn't that the beautiful promise of fall though? No matter what changes or circumstances come the Lord is at work and is transforming us to be more like Him. Change can bring a deep beauty and unexplainable joy that we would never have experienced. Change can reveal the leaves turning a different color that was hidden all along. Change can reveal the faithfulness of God in ways that we have never seen Him before.

As we watch the colors change and the leaves start to fall off the trees we are reminded of the beautiful promises of God's unchanging love. Hold fast to Him sweet friends and may He bless you abundantly as you reflect on His faithfulness through whatever change you are experiencing. I pray that each of you has a wonderful Autumn!

"Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives AUTUMN...in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest." 

-Jeremiah 5:twenty-four
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** Due to my health that keeps me from going out and this rigiourous treatment plan- the pictures in this post are from a couple of years ago. While I am not able to go out and experience a "typical" Autumn the Lord has blessed me with sweet mercies each day. I remember with thankfulness the old memories and look forward to beating these diseases and hopefully next fall making even more special memories!**

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos, Rebecca! I've never looked at it as the changing of the seasons to a marker so we can start fresh, but you're right about it! I've always kind of looked at New Years as the start fresh point, but now my mind is changed! I hope you'll have some semi-good feeling days soon! I'm keeping you in my prayers!

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    1. Thank you so much Jessy for your sweet and encouraging words!! Honestly they were SUCH an encouragement to my little heart! Thank you for taking the time to comment and write them. MOST of all thank you so much for ALL of your prayers!! What an incredible blessing they are on this journey!! Thank you for touching my life today and encouraging me so much!!
      Blessings,
      Rebecca

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  2. Love the photos (older or not), love the new design, love autumn! So many good things. Praying that God restores you to wholeness of health soon.
    With love,
    Kelly
    www.alovelylifeindeed.com

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    1. Thank you so much Kelly!! Truly that is what I am praying for too!! The Lord is in the business of restoration and my prayer is that He not only restores me to health but that He restores how He sees fit! Thank you so much for all of your prayers and for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment!
      :) Rebecca

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  3. What a beautiful post, Rebecca! I look at fall as a sort of mini New Year.

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    1. Thank you so much Heather for your sweet words! What a blessing and encouragement! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! :) I agree! I always look at fall as a sort of mini New Year too! :) I think it is from so many years of being a student and teaching *smiles*
      Thank you again for taking the time to comment!
      :) Happy Monday!
      Rebecca

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    1. Aww thanks friend! Like I mentioned those pictures were from a couple of years ago but the color then was gorgeous! We are still waiting for autumn to hit here in the south! *smiles*

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