September - Share Four Somethings
Wow, 9 months finished, just 3 more to go in 2021! Yes, it's time once again for Share Four Somethings!
Last month I was looking ahead to new eyeglasses! My prescription didn't change too much, but I was ready for new frames. Here is a side-by-side with my old glasses/new glasses; and happy to report I can see better, too!
May this month's offering inspire you to slow down and ponder what you have loved, read, treasured, are looking forward to, and feel free to share those in the comments below!
Something Loved: I don't know about you, but September means the start of fall, and ALL things pumpkin-y (and some maple-y). A person posted on Instagram stories that it was time for her yearly pilgrimage to Trader Joe's for everything pumpkin and boy, did she stock up! I thought that sounded like fun, so I stopped after work last week and look at my haul! So far everything has been quite yummy!
Cereal, soup, crackers, cookies, bread, empanadas, and coffee, oh my! I even got a Kringle from WI, which brought back wonderful memories of Christmases past when my Aunt and Uncle would ship a Kringle danish to us. In case you don't know what I'm talking about it's a circular danish and oh so scrumptious from the O&H Danish Bakery in Racine, WI. You may want to "treat yo-self"; you can thank me later.
Something Read: This book was recommended by a friend on her blog and I had never heard of it. It's written for a younger audience, but I found it delightful. I had no idea it was written in 1961 and in some circles is a classic! If you like puns and language in general, it's worth the read! The illustrations are delightful as well.
Something Treasured: As I have shared before, some months this category is hard for me to fill. So, I went to dictionary.com and looked up the word "treasure". It means "any thing or person greatly valued or highly prized". Recently the Lord led me to read the very familiar passage of Matthew 6:30-33, but in the Message. Sometimes I need to read a paraphrase or different translation to finding new nuggets of truth and wisdom in God's word.
“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think He’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do His best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way He works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how He works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met." (Emphasis mine) Selah, think about that!
Something Ahead: Family time, a family birthday, a live stream of one of my favorite podcasts, and whatever else God has in store for me!