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Lifelines.
This is one of my best friends’ babies. In her hands is a custom order from someone who’s friend lost her son to suicide last week. A son who was this age once. A son who was fiercely loved and valued and squeezed tight. A son who will always be their baby. My heart cannot fathom the overwhelming grief. Our only hope? To lift our eyes to the One who is our help in every season and situation. Jesus, come quickly.
It seems the Lord is teaching me a deeper (more experiential) meaning of what Paul talks about when he describes servants of God as “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10a). • You see, there is so much good happening. So much joy, provision, and depth of community. So many doors opening. So many opportunities to minister and be ministered to. So much love and humility and grace and kindness and care that it has made me—quite literally—cry into a plate of chicken and waffles from the mercy of it all. • These scattered beams can only be explained by the Lord, who is dropping joy bombs and grace explosions all around. • But it’s not all chicken and waffles. • (Link to blog post in profile ❤️)
“All in all, it was a never-to-be forgotten summer—one of those summers which comes seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going—one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends, and delightful doings, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” -L.M. Montgomery

Follow me as I follow Jesus

Visions of pumpkin spice dance in their heads

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“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
to whom belong wisdom and might.
He changes times and seasons;
He removes kings and sets up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those who have understanding;
He reveals deep and hidden things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
and the light dwells with Him.”

(Daniel 2:20-22)

 

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Fall is my favorite season. 

And a Saturday with no plans (which hardly ever happens) means you pull up your paint table outside in the crisp fall air and drink the pumpkin spice brûlée tea with Canadian honey that your best girls gave you while diving into the Word and another good book while watching the gold leaves fall.

Grace is here.

 

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Here are some snapshots from around my old Kentucky home this morning.

If you were here, reader friend, we would enjoy the crisp air (and leaves, perfect for crunching) and sip coffee and talk about how we can see the Gospel proclaimed in the death of leaves and grass and flowers and how it whispers that new life is coming in the spring.

Grace is here.

 

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Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. -Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

 

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Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile. -William Cullen Bryant

 

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I’m not going to lie to you, when this leaf landed in my cup it scared me and I jumped. I think God was laughing.

 

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