Wednesday, September 29, 2021

September 29

We are finally getting a little break from the heat and humidity, so I decided to get out my fall decor. The house I moved from in May was a little bit bigger than the one I’m in now, but most of the extra space was in the bedrooms and closets. I do miss the storage space! When I decorated for fall, I had plenty; however, in the new house, I have more living area, and the decor seems thin.

So, I ventured out to Hobby Lobby and browsed through the holiday decorations. To my surprise, the fall decor was sparse, but I still found a few key pieces to add to my collection. After getting the fall stuff, I decided to look at the Christmas decor because now that I saw how quickly they ran out of fall, I decided that I needed to get a jump on Christmas. They have some Christmas, but had not yet gotten it all displayed, so that was a bit disappointing. I have plenty of Christmas decor, but can you really have too much? 

There is a point to this story; we must keep living. Even though there is a lot of nonsense going on in the world that is causing fear and anxiety, remember, we are not part of the world. We have a Father who loves us and has promised us the restoration of our soul, to feed us as the enemy watches, and to pour in our cup more than we can drink of his Holy Spirit. He is protecting us, and we should not fear. He has mercy on us, and his comforter dwells within us. Do not fret over what you hear in the back channels; take a break, do some decorating, and enjoy the new season.

A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalms 23:1-6

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