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Exactly 7 days from today begins what I like to deem “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. There are so many fun things that happen between September 1st and January 3rd. I was hoping that with the turn of the season some of this would be behind us. But it doesn’t look like a lot of this will end anytime soon. I am in no way trying to make light of what could be a really hard time for some of you. Here lately though I’ve been struggling to see all the good that God is doing.
Mom explained it best; it’s like Jesus and Satan are on a Face time call. I’ve got Jesus in the tiny square and Satan taking up the majority of the screen. I’d like to change that and remind us all that we really do have “plenty to be thankful for”.
We’ve been canning and freezing SO MUCH garden produce. I’ve lost count of how many squash and zucchini we’ve either eaten or frozen. We’ve given about a 1/2 dozen to various members of our Church family and we still have more on the vine! We canned 7 quarts of tomato sauce Sunday and we had pasta using the leftover sauce for Supper yesterday. We’ve got more tomatoes growing, a bag of green beans in the freezer and there’s pumpkins growing in our pumpkin patch!! 😁😍
I’ve spent a lot of time baking lately. With the world being so uncertain and stressful I’m finding that spending time in the kitchen cooking, baking, and experimenting with new recipes is therapeutic. I’m in and out of cupboards gathering ingredients and spices instead of scrolling social media and news outlets for all the answers. Measuring and mixing, cracking eggs, and listening to the radio. I made more Lemon Bars, Pumpkin Spice Nuts, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. I’ve been scouring the internet for a Pumpkin Coffee something or other and have yet to find one…if you have a go-to recipe that I can make at home please help a girl out and leave it in the comments below!
Another thing that I’ve really enjoyed is simply sitting outside and enjoying nature. It’s getting darker earlier and the sky is getting its Fall hue. The other night we just sat outside and just watched the dogs play. In reality, we watched Jasper play and tried in vain to coax Trinity off the deck. It was actually chilly out! 😍 It’s always interesting to me how the sky changes with seasons.
If we take a minute to step away from the noise and anxiety of the world we’ll find that the world may be a little brighter than what we thought. Sometimes we all could use the reminder that God is good ALL THE TIME… I’d REALLY like it if we could keep this going beyond the original post that you’re reading. If you feel comfortable commenting PLEASE leave a comment stating something that you’re thankful for or something good that God has done in you’re life recently. I’m always encouraged reading about the ways that God is moving in the lives of others…
Until next time,
1 thought on ““I’ve got plenty to be thankful for” (Part #1)”
Thanks for the encouraging words! We have been doing a little canning, but not much. We did enjoy the snacks in you picture last week! My favorite were the nuts!
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