And of course there's all the many fun things that come with this time of year. One of which is baking with fresh pumpkins right from the garden. There's nothing better that I like to do for an afternoon than to bake some of this yummy spicy pumpkin bread. I've made 2 batches so far, and we're practically obsessed with it! Another of our much loved faves is this cinnamon swirl pear bread. I've made it with apples too~ how's that for a salubrious hot-from-the-oven fragrance? On the whole, and all things considered, this is my favorite time of year!
So while we are admiring the magnificent splendor of God's handiwork and thanking Him for it, take time to encourage and uplift a weary soul. Even just a soft answer or a small act of kindness can go a long way! And to end this post on a slightly different note, I'd like to close with this poem by Amy Carmichael that a sweet friend of mine sent to me. Food for thought!
And shall I pray Thee change Thy will, my father,
Until it be according unto mine?
But no, Lord, that never shall be.
Rather, I pray Thee, blend my human will with Thine.
I pray Thee hush the hurrying, eager longing,
I pray thee soothe the pangs of keen desire-
See in my quiet places, wishes thronging-
Forbid them, Lord, purge, though it be with fire.
And work in me to will and do Thy pleasure
Let all within me, peaceful, reconciled,
Tarry content my Well- Beloved’s leisure,
At last, at last, even as a weaned child.
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