Transitions . . .

Days are getting shorter, darkness comes more quickly and lingers longer into the night. Farm fields are barren and stubbly. Fall has come.

I walk over thousands of acorn tops on the walkway under the huge oak tree at our work entrance, and take pleasure in the crunching. The squirrels will have their fill of nuts this winter.

Fall is beautiful and colorful. In their dying, the leaves and crops leave behind awesome roadside displays for folks willing to drive around. There’s a romantic nostalgia in the Season. Fall prompts us to refocus, regroup, and reexamine our priorities and behavior. It brings us closer to our families, our values, and our own mortality. It’s a good transition, an annual reality-check from our Creator.

Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons;he sets up kings and deposes them.

He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness,and light dwells with him. (Daniel 2:20-22)

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