A few pretty things to look at today.
Wikesten: Fjord Hat
Miles of Light, Flora Study
Gold Hearted, Luna Rope Necklace
Fall is very near here in Michigan. The leaves have already started to change and the mornings bring a crisp chill that cuts through sweaters and scarves. Fall has always been a favorite of mine for the very reason spring is a favorite to others--- the newness of it all. Fall typically isn't associated with "new" things, after all everything is slowly dying and retreating for the winter. However, I find it cathartic, and purifying. To me its like a huge cleansing, preparing for better things. I love the idea of it--- the coldness of winter cleansing the earth. That sounds a little hippy dippy, I know. But secretly (or now, not so secretly) it stirs something inside me. These chilly fall mornings have brought a lot of productivity to me, and I have been worshipping to some amazing music. Music is probably one of the most important things to me. I discovered I could carry a tune a few years ago and have since been helping & leading worship. Currently I am participating at a church here in Kalamazoo. Music is truly my kind of worship. Some people meet Jesus through prayer, a great message or serving, but music is truly where I find myself completely vulnerable at the feet of the Lord. Sometimes in the mornings my worship time just consists of singing songs to God--- its not for everyone. People like my husband for example don't connect through music the same way I do. I literally tear up at good songs. I have embedding a youtube video below of one of my favorites right now. I think it is so powerful, and if music is your sort of thing you might enjoy it as well. Sometimes the words, melodies and harmonies of a song say all the prayers from my heart--- prayers that sometimes I can't seem to put together. Words that I am not even aware that I want to say. I love that. Like the fall, it is cleansing and rejuvenating. I hope you are blessed today, and find a way to worship with words, songs or simply silence. Happy Tuesday!