The other day it just kind of hit me that it was the middle of October. I always loved fall in Ohio... the smells of harvest, beautiful changing colors, jumping into leaf piles, apple cider and pumpkin donuts, bonfires, and OSU football. This is certainly not a complaint, mind you. After all, who can complain about living in paradise: year round perfect weather, flowers and butterflies, and gardens that never stop producing? But I really do miss the seasons!
Be glad, O people of Zion,
rejoice in the Lord your God,
for he has given you
the autumn rains in righteousness.
He sends you abundant showers,
both autumn and spring rains as before.
~ Joel 2:23