My mother’s favorite season was fall. With seven children, she had little time for her own pursuits, but when she did – she loved to do paint-by-numbers of autumn-stroked trees.
I hate autumn. Some folks say they don’t like this time of year because it reminds them of death. Not me. It reminds me of COLD. I hate cold. I hate being cold. Out of 16 published books, I think only one is set in fall. The rest are set in spring or summer. Winter gets exactly zero.
Still, God’s Word says, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1. Daniel 2:21 states that it is God Who changes the times and the seasons. I know better than to fight against God. I never win.
So I will adopt my mother’s example of appreciating the glorious changing colors of fall. Instead of thinking ahead to the cold winter, I will let the warm colors of autumn ignite a fire in my soul to rejoice and celebrate every day God gives, every season He dictates.
8 thoughts on “Falling Into Joy”
If it’s any consolation, I sympathise, Steph! I hate being cold too, so I’ll try and join you in your ‘fall’ back position of finding joy in the colours. Your photos are stunning! And I love that Miz Mike is a summer girl!
Val, I thought about you when I wrote this: your misery on “Watery Ways” in the winter and poor Koos in “The Skipper’s Child.” Miz Mike is a summer girl!
I love autumn and hate summer when it’s too hot. Summer is my least favourite season 😊
However I like to imagine you seeking the beauty in life – well wrapped xxx
Thanks, Tonia. Isn’t it wonderful that there is a “right” place and season for everyone in the world!
Autumn is my favorite as well! 🙂
I love the gorgeous photos in this post!
Thanks, Victoria. We have an awesome God. He makes sure that everyone has his or her favorite kind of weather for at least part of the year!
I was just thinking the same thing…I cannot stand any extreme weather and with our first full summer in a new place, it was a dream, like we never left Southern, CA. Until yesterday, so cold and going to get uglier…I better accept change.
Sorry you must let go of summer! It’s hard. May God bless you during the rest of the seasons also.