Here in the Midwest we joke about too cold winters and too short summers
we talk about our football and baseball
we talk about strawberry season, apple season, pumpkin picking time
We are one of the few areas of the world to showcase four seasons
and in my opinion one of the most beautiful is fall
1. leaves are changing colors
2. we are planting bulbs in anticipation of spring(its the anticipation of a beautiful spring that gets me through the long winter)
3. apple pie, apple crisp, caramel apples
4. oh and don’t forget pumpkin, pie, latte, carving….did I say latte??
the things I don’t like about fall
2. bulky clothes
3. did I mention cold air?
but everything that I despise about winter is necessary to bring around the changes that make bulbs grow, that turn leaves into beautiful hues, and that brings us maple syrup come spring.
See…God Does have a plan.
So welcome fall, and all it brings
leaves, pumpkins pretty things
and leave behind
the grumbling thoughts
of colds, and kleenex filled with sn-t
bundle up on an outdoor chair
take some time to breathe the air
a cup of cocoa in your hand
appreciate God’s Beauteous land
Think about this bible verse as you sit in quiet and listen to the music below
Ecclesiastes 3 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Everything Has It’s Time
3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.