09 October 2010

Autumn Sabbath

After a wonderful lunch (how bountifully the Lord provides!) and far, far away from our families, my husband and I thought we would take some pictures of our Michigan autumn for show and tell. And what a beautiful Sabbath day we had for the venture! Well over 70 degrees, the weather gave us the perfect excuse to be out and about.

For us, Sabbath is a wonderful reminder of our Creator, and spending time outside in the fresh air among the beauties He has given reminds us how much He cares for our every need and plans for our happiness things we can hardly imagine. "The eyes of all wait upon Thee," writes the Psalmist, "and Thou givest them their meat in due season."

I hate spiders. But my husband thinks the pattern on this one was beautiful.

Last week, the gulls were all afloat on the water in the cold. Why they decided to absent themselves on this glorious day (which I thought would be far better for a bath), we don't know.

A favorite park swing overlooking the river, from which we can see (kind of) the shores of our favorite mission organization across the water. It's romantic, it's peaceful, it's a wonderful place to pray and meditate--and it's far enough away from the {amazing} children's play area to be satisfactorily solitary.

This little fellow kindly posed long enough near his nut bank for us to take several portraits. He's such an avid climber--fearfully and wonderfully made.

Our river. Ours because it runs very near where we live, and we have the privilege of seeing it every day.

"This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!"


  1. What a great way to share your pictures!! I love all of them, as well as your commentary. And I must compliment you on your fabulous tablecloth!! THANK YOU for sharing... :)

  2. What a delightful way to share your photos and share your life with us! I love the pics, and it's really nice to have the commentary along with them. PS What a GREAT choice in tablecloths!! Love, Mom

  3. Dad always likes beautiful pictures and enjoyed seeing these. He remembers the swing but didn't get to sit in it because it was wet from the rain -- maybe next time! It sure looks inviting!

  4. Oh, would you take some pictures of the amazing children's play area? It sounds like fun!

  5. What a treat to see that you had updated your blog! Michigan looks beautiful in her autumn garb.

    We too spent our Sabbath afternoon enjoying a picnic and the local nature. It was a sermon itself.

    "But now ask the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?" Job 12:7-9


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