|November 8, 2014|
You guys, fall is in the air. It's even starting to show itself in the leaves. As much as I love fall, I am never eager to see summer go. As always, fall starts showing up and slowly but surely, I come around to welcome the changes even though I know they mean that winter really is just right around the corner (the PNW is a funny place when it comes to seasons).
September 1st happens to be one of my favorite days of the year. It's sort of like a second new year for me. Fall whips people back into shape after summertime living. Since my birthday is just eleven days away, that adds to the whole "time is ticking" aspect in my own life.
A few weeks ago I drafted some resolves for this fall. So far, I've got four going:
Listen - to God and to people. Be slow to speak and always listening.
Journal - more and this "new" way. Let it out. That space is private.
Continue with Galatians - it's been a while, pick it back up and keep at it. Stick with it.
Think - read your Bible and look at the world. As you do, stop to think and pray. When understanding comes, thank God because it's from Him. Don't settle for just floating along in a fog.
Fall is a time to quiet my soul and to discipline my mind. With inspiration from the Bible, L'Engle, Piper, and my own personal goals for myself, I'm ready for a fall full of God's grace!
What are your resolves for this fall?
Is there a time of year that feels like a second new year for you?