Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ready to fall

My friends seem excited about autumn. They talk about the leaves changing color, the cooler days and nights, and the excitement of the fall and winter holidays. Bloggers like Martha Stewart, Pinterest, Apartment Therapy, and Houzz are posting "Ideas for Back to School," pumpkin recipes, and how to revamp decor for winter coziness.

I can hardly believe my ears. It is beyond my comprehension how 6+ months of cold, wet, and dark could be appealing, even in technicolor. Yet, here it comes. The days are shorter. It's dark before 8pm, and it's poured rain the last few days.

Seattle sunrise and sundown 2013
In spring, I'm among those thrilled by longer days and warmer weather. In summer, I'm happiest when it's a sunny 80oF (26.6oC) outside. Makes me think God knew what he was doing, calling us to a place where days are in the 80s and nights are in the high 60s.

Can't wait! Only one more Seattle winter to go.

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*Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:1-2 ESV

*Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord! Isaiah 2:5 ESV

*Do all things without murmuring and arguing, so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world. Philippians 2:14-15

Moravian Prayer; Good and gracious Lord, when we walk in the darkness you show us the light. Help us to see and allow our light to shine in the world. You give us hope for the future, so let us share that hope with your people. Amen.


  1. Came over from Leo Babauta's unschooling blog. I hear you about fall and cold weather. I don't get it either how some people enjoy the dark and cold days of fall and winter. I prefer Spring and Summer like you. Sweaty and hot! Sunny and bright! Going over to your other blog. Thank you for writing about unschooling and your experiences. We need more Titus2 women to help the ones coming behind. God bless. :)

  2. Isn't that a great new site? I wrote for Homeschooling Today and a few other magazines while we were homeschooling. I'd sure boost those with flexible and creative personalities toward giving it a try. It's a lot of work and a lot of fun we'd miss if the kids were institutionalized early. Thanks for the comment - and encouragement.