October, I love you. I love your apple cider, cozy blankets, chili, soups, sweaters, football games, pumpkins, tea, coffee, bonfires, new fall clothes, fall festivals, Hallmark Movies, wedding anniversaries, Fall Breaks, mums, acorns, baking, apple butter, fall decorations, plaid shirts, warm pajamas, the aroma of freshly baked bread, vanilla candles, cool mornings, fresh air, leaves, digging in the dirt, planting pansies, reading books on raining days, Sunday afternoons, Worship Services ... October you are too much.
we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off
everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run
with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the
author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the
cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider
him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow
weary and lose heart.”
I don't think he was serious when he began sharing a long list of complaints... cold weather, daylight hours are decreasing, not enough time to golf.... the list went on and on. I attempted to counter every one of his complaints... football season, coffee, beautiful fall temperatures... I said, "You are the complainer of the day! May I take your picture?" He smiled... "Yes. Put it on Facebook." I did not put it on Facebook. Are you able to see the twinkle in is eye? As we ended our conversation, he said, "I'm grateful to the Lord for the gift of life.