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10 Autumn Quotes to Celebrate Fall

10 Autumn Quotes to Celebrate Fall

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  1. “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ― Jim Bishop
  2. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  3. “Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” [Indian Summer]” ― William Cullen Bryant
  4. “Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.” ― Elizabeth Lawrence
  5. “I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.” ― Lee Maynard
  6. “Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” [Letter to Miss Lewis, Oct. 1, 1841]” ― George Eliot
  7. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ― Henry David Thoreau
  8. “He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  9. “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” ― Lauren DeStefano, Wither
  10. “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ― John Donne

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A Time for Everything

There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven—

A time to be born and a time to die;
A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.

A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
 
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
 
A time to throw away stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.

A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to [a]tear apart and a time to sew together;
A time to keep silent and a time to speak.

A time to love and a time to hate;
A time for war and a time for peace.

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-Ecc. 3:1-8 AMP

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10 Famous Quotes on Change

Here we are with a new season upon us. I go back to work this week, kids go back to school, and fall is right around the corner. I love the cool breeze in the air. God is up to something, let me tell you! New doors of opportunity are opening everywhere! His Spirit is stirring up the Living Water in each of us. Can you feel it yet? I am so excited!  Here are a few inspiring quotes that helped me welcome change:

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10 FAMOUS QUOTES ON CHANGE

  1. “Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.” ― Maya Angelou

  2. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa

  3. “You can’t stop the future

    You can’t rewind the past

    The only way to learn the secret

    …is to press play.” ― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

  4. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw

  5. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ― Wayne W. Dyer

  6. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

  7. “There were people who went to sleep last night,poor and rich and white and black, but they will never wake again.And those dead folks would give anything at all for just five minutes of this weather or ten minutes of plowing.So you watch yourself about complaining. What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it,change the way you think about it.” ― Maya Angelou

  8. “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” ― Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

  9. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela

  10. Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

   a time to be born and a time to die,
   a time to plant and a time to uproot,

   a time to kill and a time to heal,
   a time to tear down and a time to build,

   a time to weep and a time to laugh,
   a time to mourn and a time to dance,

   a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
   a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

   a time to search and a time to give up,
   a time to keep and a time to throw away,

    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,

    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

 What do workers gain from their toil?  I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.  He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.  That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.  I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him. (Ecclesiastes. 3:1-14 NIV)

Do you work or play?

I had the pleasure of a ‘coffee date’ with my teenage daughter last night.  Twice a month we go listen to live music at our local coffee shop.  It was fun, and I am amazed at the Local Talent here in southern WI.  Anyway, this coffee shop puts up a quote a day. Here is the one they had posted last night, from Author James Michener.

from: http://www.rugusavay.com/james-a-michener-quotes/
from: http://www.rugusavay.com/james-a-michener-quotes/

So that started the wheels spinning, lol!  I spent the evening listening to music and reflecting. OK, where have I refused to see the light?  What am I still holding onto to stay in the dark?

My latest ‘battle’ is work-related. Or should I say, what to do about work after this leg thing.  I have had many ‘jobs’ in my lifetime.  Us moms usually do.  I did get a college degree in Biology/Chemistry but really only worked in the field for a few years.  After I had kids my priorities changed.  Life changed. Things happened.  I don’t regret it, my kids are way more important than any  job.  I am grateful for the time I have had to spend with them.

After divorce, I had to go back to work, kids or no kids.  Yep I did the 9-5, and then 6-3, and another part-time job 4-9pm all to try to survive after the financial mess a divorce (or two) leaves you with. And the daycare fun, yeah right.  But we made it.  May not have been pretty, or looked like much, but to us – we survived.  That in itself was a miracle.

And now, I am looking forward.  What do you want to do with the next 20 years Ms D? Go back to a ‘regular’ job. Idk. I have put out a few resumes for ‘desk’ jobs. But seriously, I am competing with the 20 year olds. Wow, I remember when I was that young.  Such high hopes and felt on top of the world.

Today I just want to ‘play’. I don’t want to ‘work’. Does that sound stupid? I am not a lazy person, I have had 2-3 jobs sometimes. I have done the ‘work’ thing. But can’t I just play and make money doing that?The ‘work’ thing was not fun or fulfilling.  It was rather empty.

So, what does ‘play’ mean to you? For me it is writing and music.  So I started looking there. Recently I have been writing music, and working for some online companies doing writing/voice overs and the like. It is much calmer lifestyle for me. And it allows me to run kids around for different activities.

My husband runs his own computer business – he thinks that is fun. Crazy, I know, but he loves it, and he is very good at it. Bob drives all over doing IT work for lots of big name companies. “Never the same day twice” he says.  He is amazing, and a gift from God.  So, He inspires me too – to do what God made me for – and to trust that God will work it out.  I am blessed.

So do you ‘work’ or do you ‘play’?

Source: http://raevisita.tumblr.com/post/12932982679/art-of-living
Source: http://raevisita.tumblr.com/post/12932982679/art-of-living

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU:

“A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God,  for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?  To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” (Ecclesiastes 2:24-26 NIV)

“What do workers gain from their toil?  I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.  That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.  I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him…

 So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them? (Ecclesiastes 3:9-14, 22 NIV)

MY PRAYER FOR YOU:

Dear Lord,

We know you made us to give you glory here on Earth.  To shine light in the darkness and spread joy and peace.  Lead us to the field you want us to plant in.  We are tired of ‘working’ and not getting anywhere. Like Solomon, toil seems useless sometimes. Let us rest in your peace, and ‘play’.  Enjoy our time here with you, and show others how awesome You are. You have put this special plan of eternity in our hearts, so let us remember that our assignment here is only temporary, in Jesus Name.