Tag Archive | fall

Days of the Week Theme, Day IV: Thankful Thursday

Fall!  on Grandview Dr.

It’s Fall!!!! I’m sooooo thankful that the sun coming out this morning so I could appreciate  all the colors.  So, cell phone camera in hand, I shot up the town:October Sunrise!

“Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known…

His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden.”  Habakkuk 3:2-3

Fall! 2009

“…and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord..” Exodus 16:7

“Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” Exodus 33:18

“Who among the gods is like you, O Lord? Who is like you– majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? Exodus 15:11

Fall! 2009, Detweiller Park

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”  Mark 1:35

“In the morning, when I rise, give me Jesus..” Fernando Ortega

  Pray the Thankful Thursday Prayer (you can click on highlighted words/phrases to read Bible verses reflected in prayer):

 “ Oh, Father, Who created all this beauty? You and onlGinko leaves, 2009y You. 

Just as the stars in the heaven shout your glory  so do the fallen leaves on the ground.

 Create in me a clean heart, a heart of thankfulness to my God for all your creation and ALL you do for me.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Grandview Dr. 2009Do you know the One who paints the trees, who made all these, for you and me?  Click on the picture to get a better “view” of Him.   

Grrrr-ammar Lessons: Interjections!

Lady planter, bad hair day.The leaves are falling, which means my “Lady-planter” is beginning to have her annual bad-hair-day.

lady bugs!!

lady bugs on the screen

And it also means our home is being over-run again by wasps, spiders, wood roaches, lady bugs and even an occasional walking stick all  looking for a warm place to spend the winter.

So, fall is a time to hear a wide variety of interjections at our house.  Like these, when looking out the windows, “Beautiful!  Lovely!”  or these, when looking at the floor and walls inside, “Ick! Ugh! and you’ll see a lot of these: Stomp! Splat!”

Which reminds me of this Schoolhouse Rock video:

Can I interject some handy interjections for today’s busy Christian?  They are — STOP!, DROP! and PRAY!!!

They will keep you from exclaiming, DARN! RATS! or Oh, MAN!! when things get  tough.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”  Ephesians 6:18 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  ”  Philippians 4:6-7

Do you know The Teacher?  If not, click on the chalkboard for a quick introduction.  Hope you’ll soon be saying, “WOW!! 🙂

Tomato Season

FallThere is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven…”  Ecclesiastes 3:1

Tomato season.  That’s what fall is.  The vines are overflowing with plenty to spare.  And as the season progresses and the vines fade and wither, they still produce enough fruit to share with friends and neighbors.

I’m in the fall of my life, these days; middle age.  The vine ain’t what it used to be!  Winter is fast approaching, the winter of my old age.  And, like fall, I have both good days and bad.

  Some  are sunny and warm, full of color and gentle breezes, while others weigh heavy on my soul, like gray-covered skies with blasts of chill that take my breath away.

Those days call for the “Tomato Prayer”…you can pray it too, on your own cloudy days:

Oh, Lord of the Harvest, thank you for this day, and for this season of my life.  You came to this 'maters on my windowsillplanet that we might have life. (John 10:10b), and that abundantly.  Breathe new life into these tired, achy bones.  As “the vine” withers, may it overflow with fruit; enough to share with friends and neighbors.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23a

Do you know the Lord of the Harvest?  Click here for a lovely video introduction.