just the simple things

+JMJ+

pretty soon the roads around us will look like this

It's been too long.  Pretty much all through September (save this last past week), I was resolved to shut Gloria In Excelsis down for good and quit the blogging world.  I was done and over it all :)

Fast forward to yesterday, and I was getting random blogging ideas in my head and I just couldn't resist :)  I've realized just how much I need to write down my thoughts to process them.


It's nearly October and around here, the land is starting to shut down.  The cold air has come (50's and such) and the first frost was last night.  The air is suddenly crisp and when you walk you hear the crackle of the first of the fallen leaves.  All of a sudden, everyone's craving homemade apple pie, thick sweaters and boots, and dreaming of the corn maze. 

I love this time of year.  Winter is almost here (a time I consider quite peaceful) and everything is changing. 

For some reason, the cold air always makes me feel so alive.  Everything is suddenly fresh and clean, not sticky, hot, and humid (blagh) like it is all summer.

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This colder weather always puts me in a reflective, quieter mood.  I've just started my rambles around the prairie, breathing in the wonderful, wild, fall wind that flows beautifully over the rolling hills.  Usually, Azura, one of our outdoor cats, accompanies me (this is a tradition that our cats have somehow managed to pass down to each other).

Just the simple things in life.  That is what all this is.  Just the simple things.

They're beautiful.

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Really, how many of us don't take the time to slow down, take a look around us, and just be content with the material world?  (I say "material" because you should never be content with your spiritual life, but instead, always continue to grow and be better.......just a side note I couldn't resist!)

Just taking the time to be grateful to God for all of the little blessings He has given us.......I think it's a practice we all need to work on.  Our culture is all about the go-go-go, and never about being reflective and content.

Think of how ungrateful to God we sometimes must look.    

So, those are my thoughts this Saturday morning.  I pray you all have a blessed day! 



Gloria In Excelsis Deo!

Comments

  1. It HAS been too long! I've missed you dreadfully :)

    I get what you mean....I just started journaling for the same reason. It's been a great help!

    While I'll miss the summer, I do look forward to apple pies, and fall leaves.

    Wonderful post, dear Emma!

    Catherine <3

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    1. Thanks Catherine!

      Yes, writing can be so helpful when it comes to processing and sorting through thoughts and emotions :)

      Yay for the fall colors!

      Thank you, Catherine. God bless!

      In Jesus,

      Emma

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  2. Emma, I'm so glad you're back and I hope you keep blogging! I always look forward to your posts & reading back on some! Happy Feast day!

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    1. Thanks Frannie! Happy Feast Day as well!

      In Jesus,

      Emma

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  3. It seems like it should be a simple thing to say, "Be content." But it's not. I've been trying to stop wanting and worrying about the future and be more content with what I'm doing now, but it's so hard. :) Patience is not my strong point.

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    1. I agree. Simple things aren't usually so simple :) However, when it comes to the future, I always console myself with the knowledge that God's Will is the only way to go.....and that He knows what He's doing.

      God bless, Charlotte!

      In Jesus,

      Emma

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  4. Such a great reminder, Emma! And welcome back!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! Happy Sunday!

      God bless!

      Emma

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  5. Great post, Emma! Welcome back! I've missed your posts but I certainly understand wanting to disconnect. I am definitely looking forward to fall too! I love warm sweaters, boots, and teas. Thank you for the reminder to appreciate the little things in life. God bless you! Happy October!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Yes: bring the on the cooler weather :)

      God bless you to and Happy October!

      In Jesus,

      Emma

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