Here it is November and I didn’t get all my October pictures in. This month will fly by as well and then we are in to the winter months and the cold, dark season of the year. (So thankful for the love and light that Christmas brings!)
We are ready for the winter days with wood stacked high on the porch and pine cone fire starters packed away in monthly supply. Most of the yard work is done, just need to mulch the final leaves that all fell in the last storm and put the tarps on the campers. (We have a guest camper staying with us this winter.)
Reading Ann Voskamp’s book “The Broken Way” I have been moved and touched by her words. Here are few from today’s reading:
“It’s only when you know your real identity that you can really break the enemy and break free. No matter what you’ve lost or who you’ve lost – nothing that’s happened in the past can change it, and nothing in the future can intimidate the reality of it, because this is the realest true: you are always sufficient because God always gives you His all-sufficient grace.” pg 192
“All His is mine and all mine – my sins, my death, my damnation – is His, writes Luther. How we are is not who we are. Who we are is who He is.” . . . Maybe all the brokenhearted don’t need to try to believe more in themselves, but to believe what Jesus says about them more.” pg 193
“. . .I think I hear what you’re saying – that once you face Him, you see who you really are . . .so you can go face anything.” That – exactly that.” pg 194
How does she come up with this stuff!!! It goes deep, I want it to go deep, I am trying to shove it down deep so that it stays in my heart. We all struggle with feeling inadequate but when it becomes debilitating or so ingrained in our thinking about ourselves we become chained to the enemy’s lies. Praying for God to reveal how He sees you is a vital part of quiet time. His words far outweigh my faulty thoughts. Thank you, LORD!!!!!
We drove to Missoula October 11th to see Cab and Jacqs and family.
Finally just a mix of fall color and some pics of my sun room
Happy Thanksgiving. May you find much to be grateful for and take time to give God thanks!