A u t u m n

Alaska is a beautiful place.  I know I always say that- but wow.  Fall is here, and it’s pretty incredible!
Yesterday morning we woke up to snow on the mountain peaks, but there are still lots of fall leaves out- and that contrast is just beautiful!

I love the change of seasons for all kinds of silly reasons….like baking with pumpkin, wearing layers, candles, coziness, etc. (read my fall favorites here).  But I love the change of seasons too because of the incredible things that each season teaches us about God’s character.  Each season has something beautiful to offer and to teach us.

This weekend was totally fall!  Adam and I got out and did some hiking and were just blown away by the beauty!  Something about the crisp fall air, seeing your breath in the air, and bundling up to get outside is a really good feeling!

Adam and I were able to go to a small group last weekend that was actually such an answer to prayer for us.  We had been feeling slightly discouraged and in need of some community over God’s Word- and it was amazing to have something so out of the blue pop up and be such a blessing.  I stand in awe of God’s care in our lives.  It seems like sometimes the problems that I deal with, or the everyday struggles I face are so insignificant in light of the problems going on around the world.  But the beauty of our God is that He cares about  b o t h
He knows each of us intimately, the things that we are dealing with, the hopes and fears we have, and the desires of our hearts…and He loves us deeply.

We studied in Ephesians last week…and these words have been speaking such life to my heart:

“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions- it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”
Ephesians 2:4-7

Such hope we have friends!

How has God been answering prayer for you recently? 

You may have missed:
Thoughts on starting Traditions
October Goals
Psalms 107:8-9

Other Good Reads:
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Pretty little outfit
Steeping Tea

This post of part of Chantel’s Jack of All Trades Link-up

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