I’m privately celebrating today.

I love to turn the calendar page to October. Here in my part of the world it signals the beginning of Fall, though I know it “officially” became Fall a few weeks ago. It’s the beginning of the last quarter of the year. And while it’s still pretty hot where I live, the shadows are starting to get longer and the days are just a tiny bit shorter.

I breathe a sigh of relief when I know August and September are behind me. It’s the busiest time of the year for me as the new school season starts and students return to campus and classes. By the time October comes, it seems we’ve gotten into our routines.

Something about October makes me relax. It also makes me yearn for “home” in New Jersey, where I know the leaves are turning on the trees and it’s just cool enough to make me happy. So thankful to have spent this past weekend there with my family – all 13 of us were together for a day of picnicking and fun.

I’m grateful for seasons. Grateful that God has given us different cycles of circumstance and weather. As the past season is now a memory, I’m looking forward to the new one. Looking forward to what God has planned for me, for my family, for people I care for.

Lord, thank you for Your designs. Thank you for the way you order the earth and order our lives. We don’t know what the new season will bring, but You do. Help us to trust You through each of its days.

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years”. Genesis 1:14

So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12

The day is Yours, the night also is Yours; You have prepared the light and the sun. You have set all the borders of the earth; You have made summer and winter. Psalm 74:16-17

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