Today’s post is Part of a 31 Day writing series where I will choose moments from my life and let them be my writing prompt for the day. This one is inspired by a drive to look at the changing color of the leaves. Click the prompted button to see all the post in this series. (note: you can click on the pictures to see a larger image – just right click and tell it to open in a new tab so you don’t lose the page.)
If I don’t have an opportunity to wander about on a lovely fall day to see the leaves in all their glory I can become a little frazzled. I always try to keep the third weekend of October open, which is usually peak in our neck of the woods. I don’t always win the calendar war.
Yesterday, after a busy weekend and arriving home around 4 PM my husband graciously took me out for a little spin on our way to the church fireside gathering. Just minutes from our back door we had some of the most beautiful views I have seen anywhere.
We drove through a covered bridge that frames a lovely country church and wound around a delightful ribbon of country road that had some lovely fall color at every twist and turn (and I literally mean twist and turn).
It was a delightful drive that ended at a friends house where our small congregation gathered for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Long after everyone else had gone home, my husband and I stayed around the fire with our friend catching up and watching the flames burn low. It was a peaceful way to end the evening.
Today’s post is Part of a 31 Day writing series where I will choose moments from my life and let them be my writing prompt for the day. Click on the button to the left for the complete series.
Today I had a free afternoon so I walked next door to my parents to spend some time with them. It was a gorgeous day so we decided to take a drive to the city park. My father also wanted to stop by the site where my brother is building a new house and the farm to pick something up, so we went that direction first and ended our drive at the park. I took several pictures while we were out and about, so thought I’d share them with you.
It was a beautiful outing, but later in the early evening I became a little stressed and frazzled, so spent some time talking to God. I felt that I needed to be sustained and restored. Sometimes, we let the busy and the interruptions handle us instead of turning them over to God. I often struggle to find the balance between what is needed of me and what I need. Maybe that happens to you as well?
Sitting down to look over the pictures taken earlier in the day helped restore the beauty and during my talk with God I was reminded of these verses from Psalm 51:
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
This is part of a 31 Day series for the month of October. I chose not to write today, but rather, post some pictures of beautiful fall color. The color this year is still coming on and I have not taken many pictures yet. These were taken on various excursions in Tennessee and Kentucky in 2006 and 2011, as you will note by the dates posted. Enjoy and God Bless!
Fairhaven, Roan Mountain, Tennessee
a few from Cherokee park in Louisville:
and finally, this one from the seminary campus in Louisville, Ky.
Falling into grace,
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I haven’t done a Weekend Toss for awhile, and this one is not really a true toss, but it’s the weekend so we’ll go with that. I realized earlier today that I took pictures of my Pink Ladies when they were blooming and also some pictures of my Rose of Sharon bushes and never shared them with you! I thought today was a good day to share. Enjoy!
Flowering in Grace,
P.S. I also haven’t shared pictures from my trip to Flatwoods, KY (home of Billy Ray Cyrus and home to my Mom, briefly, as a child) and how there are only a few degrees of separation between me and Billy Ray…Also, I still need to post the Houses of Granville. Stay tuned.