Tuesday, October 26, 2010


What is it that makes my heart stir
In the autumn of the year
The hues of gold, orange and scarlet
Or the blue skies so clear
Is it the sight of the leaves swirling
As the wind beckons them to dance
Or is it the rolling hills of color
That makes me take a second glance
Is it the sound of booming thunderstorms
From sheets to gentle rain that falls
Or is it the brisk autumn breezes
And the howling wind that calls
Is it the brilliant starry nights
With the October moon that glows
Or is it the little babbling brooks
To the raging river that flows
Is it the smell of fresh cut wood
Stacked neatly in a row
Or the sight of orange pumpkins
With happy faces all aglow
Is it candy corn, hay rides and bonfires
Apples that are red and green
Or the smiles of happy children
On the night of Halloween
Is it the smell of Cinnamon and spice
 And wood smoke drifting in the air
Or is it the blue jean overalls
And knitted sweaters that we wear
I guess it’s a time for family and friends
To come inside and join in on the fun
To sip a cup of hot cocoa or cider
And sit beside your special one
I love all that this season has to offer
From sounds, tastes, scents, and sights
To good food and fellowship
And a warm fire on chilly nights

Monday, October 11, 2010


Today I started reading "Better Together".  It's a 40 Days of Community Devotional and Journal.  It talks about how God's love for us gives us the reason to love others.  That God's love in us gives us the ability to love others.  And it teaches that God's love through us gives us the way to love others.  It also has a daily journal and although I don't usually share my personal journal, I decided to share this one from today.


I thought that I never truly knew what love was until I married John; he is so self-sacrificing towards me.  Then I learned another aspect of love as my children got older.  I realized that there is nothing that my children could do to make me stop loving them; it may cause us to have a time of separation, but my love is always there waiting for them.  Then I learned the greatest aspect of love when I went through radiation; I felt God's presence and knew that not even death could separate Him from me.

Whatever you are going through my friend, know that God loves you!  : )