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Autumn Years

"The commandments ... are summed up in this one command: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law." (Romans 13:9-19 NIV)We are having an unusual Autumn this year here in the mountains of my home....

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The Beauty of Fall?

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:34 NLT). Am I the only one who has never fully understood this text? I mean, okay. We aren’t to worry about what’s ahead. I get that. We are to...

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Tui, with your white throat, you dance on the flimsy limb, and sing a song, that keeps me listening. As the wind tosses the leaves against a leaden winter sky, I wonder you have a tune still that causes your breast to rise . I fear the cold that I can feel in the...

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"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted, A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A...

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Buy Some Mums

I don't like fall. Now I realize that I'm in the minority here. Most don't care for intense heat of summer and are happy when the days start to shorten, the nights begin to cool down, and the leaves commence to change colours. Many go so far as to say that fall is...

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Even for Leaves

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" (Jeremiah 29:11) A few years back we had such a warm, dry autumn. The leaf colors didn't peak as in other years. That beautiful...

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