and now we’re all being plunged into new things to do - all of those things that were kind of “quieted” over the summer are now coming back alive. we have new things to do, new responsibilities, new events, new places to go. those easy summer days are coming behind us fast, and it’s hard to grasp onto them. soon there’s going to be snow on the ground, and we’re going to be wondering where on earth 2014 went. (i honestly almost put down 2013, but i promise, that was a typo. ;))
there’s excitement, you know? new friends, new places, new things coming upon as we’re thrust into the autumn. scarves, coats, boots. (yes, i’m thinking of my bearpaw [and all the rest of my comfy] boots - seriously, they’re the greatest. ;)) so many things that change with the seasons. i have fears. it’s kind of scary - i don’t really like change. i’ve never liked change. i like things the way they are. and sometimes i just fear that i’m going to fail. and i don’t want to fail. but you know what? i have a God Who Is Greater then anything that i fear. i need to be reminded of that. “And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us? And if our God is with us, then who could stand against?”* We have a Great God.
oh yeah. i almost forgot. so, i’ve actually got to make some really awesome baking foods. i’ve cooked a decent amount of food (like normal people...) but it was really awesome to do some baking. i even made some crêpes, all by myself, which was totally awesome. i kind of botched up the recipe, though. i’m pretty sure i made them way too thick. because apparently, i was supposed to able to make like 10 to 14, and i only made four. either way, add some cream cheese, strawberries, and whipped cream, and you really can’t go wrong. ;) (though they were pretty thick... i might need to work on that) but it was so much fun to make them. i might just have to randomly look through a cookbook, find some yummy sounding, and make it. sounds like a good idea to me. :) (by the way, i’m hopefully going to be able to post some pictures of the crêpes and, if you guys want, a recipe. it’s not mine, and if i do, i’ll make sure to credit the recipe book.)
anyway, i think i mentioned my spaghetti meal before, and i thought, one day, “hey, why not take some pictures of it?” so, my friends, i did. viola.
you know that sense of adventure that comes over you? you’re kind of scared, but there’s this... this feeling that, even though you’re scared, this could be a whole new, amazing experience. everything obviously won’t go well. but aren’t there troubles and trials for a heroine in a book? it’s just all apart of the adventure. i don’t know all that’s going to happen to me in the next few days, months, years... but i know that it’s going to be an adventure. and i’ll never be alone. God will be there, right beside me, every step of the way.
this autumn... it’s an adventure. and i’m finding more and more that i can’t wait.
have a great autumn! God bless!
be a hero,
*“Our God” by Chris Tomlin
loveliness by Anna Sophia