Monday, November 1, 2010

~looking forward~

I took some time this afternoon to join someone
 and enjoy the last of what is fixing to be gone.
Of course, He was waiting...

we shared time together enjoying the fading colors,
admiring the small details on the acorns,
and loving the last blooms.

But, looking forward to what November holds for us,
 with it being the first day.

 I love to plan and write things down.
Nothing wrong with longing and planning.

making preparations for visits 
waiting for hugs from those we don't touch everyday
marking the calendar for "God" things

choosing the best travel days
expecting the Lord to work in lives
longing for answered prayers

menus being written
giving thanks to the Lord with family
anticipating fellowship

Anniversaries,  Birthdays, and a Wedding
 to be celebrated

For that ye ought to say,
 If the Lord will, we shall live,
 and do this, or that.
James 4:15


Michele Katherine said...

Hi Karen,
It's so interesting to see your pictures, because you experience fall where you live so differently than I do in California. Keep on taking those great pictures, I look forward to more!
God bless you,
Michele Katherine

Julie Harward said...

I love acorns...when we were in Illinois a couple of weeks ago, I brought a whole bag home. I love nature and the closing of this season and the anticipation of the great family holidays to come. Come say hi :D

Vanessa said...

Thank you so much for this today Karen! This time of year I find myself so excited for the weeks to come and yet melancholy at the same time missing my beloved family who all live so far away. It is a funny mix of emotions! Thanks for this moment of pause...I needed it tonight for sure! :-)

Dianne said...

Hi dear friend,
Your pictures are wonderful and the thoughts and words even better. I really love the fading color of the leaves--real nice!

I can't believe I missed your gleaners post. I don't know how I did that but I love that picture. I know it looks pretty in your bedroom.

Have a great week.

Loving you,

Anonymous said...

Such a heart-warming post and lovely Autumn photos to brighten my morning! Hope you have a nice Tuesday Karen.

Debbie said...

Those pictures are so beautiful! I have to enjoy them vicariously because we have nothing so lovely around here.

I also love that scripture and how you tied it to making plans. He's right, of course... If the Lord wills...

Sandy said...

Your pictures are beautiful, your words
loving and encouraging.

scarborough2 said...

Karen, a sweet post. Longing to do some of those things with you!

Katie said...

Your post reminds me that I need to "be still" - thanks for the nudge! :)

Renee said...

What beautiful pictures and a wonderful way to think..looking forward to what each month and each season brings us...I tend to want Autumn to last forever :)

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
What a beautiful blog you have and a beautiful post. I am so glad you left me a comment so that I could visit you.
Hugs, Rhondi