Well, fall is my favorite season and I have been so excited to decorate the house, drink apple cider, wear long-sleeved shirts and jeans, eat pie, along with ogle all of the beautiful mums and various sparkly decorations for sale. The air is getting cooler and cooler and it feels wonderful.
The kids and I spent one afternoon having fun creating these cute little leaves to adorn our mantle with. Even my almost-two-year-old did a great job sticking the googly eyes where I had placed glue spots. On some of the leaves (as you can see) I let her draw her own mouth without me guiding the marker…hehe. And I just love them!
On another note, I feel that God has been teaching me lately His heart. I’ve been so easily worried about all the things that “need” to get done and I sense Him saying “Relax. Please just enjoy your life…enjoy the blessings I have given you.” And in this I realize that He just wants me to be happy. He wants me to have joy. And He wants me to know that everything is going to be okay. For the first time in my life I feel like I am learning to trust Him and let go. In doing so there is peace and the ability to relax. Before, I would get so hyped up over everything and God is teaching me a new way…a better way (His way!). There is a revelation that whenever I am in what God is doing there is SO much peace. And I think He just wants us to enjoy the simple things…our families, our kids growing up, the little activities we do with them each day, saying hello to God in the morning over breakfast, spending time in His Word, relationships and loving other people. Just to take things slow and enjoy each moment one by one. He is there in every moment. I think He finds joy in seeing us happy…happy with our families and happy with Him. I love that. It is so good. =)
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. – Isaiah 55:8-9