Monday, October 22, 2012

Autumn Blessings

Autumn Blessings

(And a free gift for you!)

One of the simplest ways to stand apart from the world as believers is to acknowledge the God of Creation, and there is certainly no lack of reason to do so during Autumn.
I've been away a lot the past few months, but to inaugurate my "return to the blog" I'd like to give you a gift that is in keeping with this wonderful season. Stay Tuned--the download link is at the bottom of today's post.  

Recently as I walked my little doggie in the early morning it was raining leaves. They wafted around me and wisped about, only to fall to the ground in the end, silent as snowflakes, pretty as butterfly wings.   
Thank You, Lord, for the beauty of leaves! Even in death, they show forth Your Glory.

My neighbor's huge oak stood tall and majestic in the morning light, and that rare phenomenon, when  honey-yellow leaves begin glittering as though edged in actual gold-leaf, happened: I took a deep breath and inhaled the sight. 
Thank You, Lord, for Autumn blessings!


I had a light jacket over my jeans and sneakers, and enjoyed the sweet crisp air as well as the crunch and crackle of leaves underfoot. No mosquitoes, not even a stray spider-web obstructed my path.

Thank You, Lord, for the beauty and wisdom of changing seasons!

God has promised not to allow the change of seasons to cease; not until the end of time. Isn't that good to know? And how easy it is to thank Him for the beauty of the natural order He placed in our world. 

What Autumn blessing are you most thankful for, today? 

Share your thoughts and then go and download a free gift from my website: A collection of printable AUTUMN-themed goodies you'll enjoy! 

All you need is a color printer, scissors and glue, and card-stock--you'll have pretty Autumnal 
gift tags
post-it note holders
and clip-art graphics.

For the stationery, you don't need to do anything but PRINT. 

Pick up the download here:

PS: Are you new to my blog or mailing list? I have other downloadable resources for you, which you'll enjoy if you like historical and PICTORIAL fun. As an author of historical romance, I sometimes create free pdfs just for the sheer joy of it. Check them out (and help yourself!) here. 

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Anne Payne said...

All the photos are beautiful, Linore! God is the Master Artist, that's for sure :)

Autumn is my favorite season. There's a crispness to the air that is so refreshing and this year I have needed that. Thanks for posting this today. Such a blessing from the Lord!

Linore Burkard said...

Sorry I missed your comment earlier, Anne. Thanks for coming by--always a pleasure to see you! And, much as I love spring and summer, I think I'd have to say Autumn is my favorite season, too. (Though on a lovely spring day I've been known to feel otherwise!)
Hugs. :)