SHADES OF OCTOBER

“O hushed October morning mild, begin the hours of this day slow.”

–Robert Frost

Tons and tons of leaves will meander on the earth this month.  Alas, we cannot stop nature’s course, but we can savor the magic of every minute given to us by the Good Lord.

Suns of October by Monique Michel

PASSION FOR CHRIST

Passion for Christ’s presence in our life shows up when we dare ask “who are my mother and brothers?”

The answer is simply stated in the Gospel of Luke 8:19-21.

“Your mother and your brothers are standing outside and they wish to see you.”

Then Jesus replies,

“My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.”

Thank Goodness, only Jesus can give us the position of being his brother or sister if only we desire Him.

Painting by Yoram Raanan

FAMOUS DESERT PEAK

God told me if I painted that mountain enough, I could have it.”

–Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia painted this Pedernal Mountain over and over near where she lived in New Mexico.  Her request was honored for her ashes to be sprinkled on that mountain peak.

HAIKU

Her heartstrings yearned it

Ashes blowing down the peak

God kept His promise

Pedernal Mountain Painting on Paper, Georgia O’Keeffe

WHEN GRIEF STRIKES

If you lose direction because of some grief, don’t look back, go forward to bloom where you are planted.  The future will surprise you with new energy and confidence in yourself.

“Whatever knowledge and talent you possess, let others light their candles by them.”

–Mary Engelbreit

Your heart can be strong again.  Pursue pleasant thoughts.  Brighten each day with your smile.  Stay free and surround yourself with beautiful flowers.  They will keep you company when grief may strike again.

“No matter where you go, there you are.”

–Mary Engelbreit

and my Friend, I will pray for you.

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A DREAM COME TRUE

“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.”

–Arapaho

Prophet Robin D. Bullock recently shared a dream he had in his youth days.  He stood in front of a mountain and the Lord asked him to push into the middle of the rock making an opening circle.  This is Window Rock in the dream, in Arizona.

This dream became a reality in August when the Native Americans of Arizona invited Robin to address their conference.  You can find this video on YouTube.  WOW!  a prophet’s dream fulfilled 50 years later.

“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.”

–Arapaho

Window Rock, Arizona

YELLOW AND PURPLE

“I like spring, but it is too young.  I like summer, but it is too proud.  So I like best of all autumn, because its leaves are a little yellow, its tone mellower, its colors richer, and it is tinged a little with sorrow and its purple of resignation and death.”

–Lin Yutang

Continuing with the spectrum of colors…this is a showy iris typically yellow and purple which opens and closes much like the iris of the eyes giving away its eye color.  The Greek name Iris also represents the rainbow.  In Hebrew, Iris means a flower.  To me, the Iris is fabulous in its color and curvy design.  On our next property, I hope to cultivate this graceful ornamental.

A Pixaby Image