October Observations was filled with relational moments. October has me joining Jennifer for Share 4 Somethings.
October Observations – Something I Loved
October Observations brought a trip to Kerrville, Texas to observe the eclipse from The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, and to celebrate our 36th Wedding Anniversary. Watching God’s solar eclipse was inspiring for us as a couple.
October Observations had me attending a high school reunion. There were two of us from our class to celebrate 40 years, but fourteen of us gathered from the 1970s-2004. Yes, I graduated from a little country school with twenty students in our class. Conflicting schedules kept several from our class attending this year, but we still had a great visit with everyone in attendance.
October Observations had me attending my first college homecoming festivities. My college roommate visited me from Oregon, and we participated in the homecoming activities together. We had a delightful time visiting our old college campus; visiting the college director of our church and his wife; attending the homecoming parade; eating Bubba’s burgers at the Alumni Tailgate tent; attending the game in the rain, etc. Well, the rain was welcomed in the area for drought relief, but not embraced in timing as it made it hard to navigate outdoor homecoming activities. Overall, we had a great time reminiscing old memories and creating new ones. Friends for life!
October Observations – Something I Read
I began reading Rules of Estrangement by Joshua Coleman. It is an intense read, so I’m reading the book slowly.
Grace Livingston Hill is my inspirational writer when I need a break from intense readings, so I read several of her books about life during the First and Second World Wars.
October Observations – Something I Learned
October Observations had me learning more about grace. As I walked with several friends through deep personal crises, I extended grace – God’s grace and my limited, human, friendship grace.
We all need God’s grace, yet in crisis, we may need to be reminded of His Words of Life, Love, and Grace. When we are heard and accepted at our weakest moments, we feel valued in our soul which gives us courage to persevere through our current trial.
God’s Presence makes the greatest difference in our hearts. And yet, we cannot discount His Presence through His human vessels as a healing balm to our souls. I pray the Lord helps us to give and receive His grace directly and through His human vessels of love.
October Observations – Something I Ate
October Observations had my college roommate and I observing the delight of dark chocolate, specifically Wild Woman Truffles from Wiseman House Chocolates in Hico, Texas. Their Wild Woman Truffles feature “Belgian dark chocolate ganache dipped in dark chocolate” and are their most popular truffle. They are delicious!
October Observations had us enjoying Chicken Salad sandwiches from Café Homestead in Waco, Texas.
October Observations had us enjoying chili from Collin Street Bakery & Cafe in Waco, Texas.
The Lord Bless You
October Observations has us seeking His face for greater revelation of the Incarnate One, Jesus Christ. So many are tossed around like the wind and the waves, yet we have an anchor of hope in the One who holds the wind and waves in His hands. May the God of Hope hold your soul sure and steadfast as the winds of the world blow against you and your precious family.
“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” ~Hebrews 16:19-20 NASB
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