It's Always Fall Somewhere

Monday, October 1, 2012

My favorite coffee drink.
That's what this blog is named after. 
You can get it at Edgehill Cafe in Nashville, TN.
I've wished multiple times in the past week that I could make weekly(sometimes multiple times) visit.
I love the name.
I can't believe it's here already.
Here's my attempt to bring Fall to the Sunshine State. 

Homemade Apple Cake 

Absolutely Delicious.
My favorite part
While Florida doesn't bring the sense of fall quite like Tennessee does, a season of change is here.
The last couple of weeks have been extremely busy for me.
I had my first day of work by myself. All of my patients were still living, and so was I at the end.(I guess that means it was a good day) :) 
It still is surreal that I am a nurse and I am learning a lot each day, but I am slowly getting the hang of everything.
I completed another first this past week.
My first grad school paper & my first test.
I got an A on my first test so I was pleased. It's been a challenge but I'm so glad I'm working on a Masters.
Andrew and I went out of town for the weekend and I experienced my first college football game.
It was a blast!!

We spent Sunday in Orlando with some of our good friends, spent 2 hours in Bass Pro Shop (who knew it could be so fun?) and then off to Universal for the rest of the day! 
I was thankful for our weekend away with good friends!

While this has been a season full of newness in what feels like every aspect of my life, I have been thinking a lot the last few days about the season 'Fall.

For me, fall is a season that not only represents newness but also preparation for the things to come. While I love palm trees, I sure do miss the beautiful leaves changing colors.
It's beautiful. nothing else like it to be honest.

Just as the seasons are changing, in my own life I really feel like this is a season of preparation. 
For what? I wish I knew the answer to that question.
Just as I have mentioned in previous writings, I have realized now more than ever how much I compare myself to other people, their successes, situations, timing of circumstances, and the list is endless.
Comparing yourself to others never gets you anywhere.
As I have continued to work on this in my own life, I continue to realize that I am exactly where I need to be.
My desire to find contentment in where I'm at is one I pray for daily.
I don't want to miss what the Lord is preparing me for right now.
Maybe the fact that I don't know what's coming is the best part. (as much as I dread it most days)
As the Lord is continuing to refine my heart and life, I am finding so much joy in what is happening because of this.

I love this season.
In fact, it may be my favorite.
I have come to appreciate this time of change more than I ever thought I could.
God has continuously been showing me just how much He is in control.
With Every desire, worry, and important matter to me, He has shown me how much of a priority it is to Him. 

Ecclesiastes 3 says it so well 
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens..."

What is the Lord preparing you for right now? 

1 comment:

  1. I love this B. So good. I always enjoy hearing your heart. One of my favorites quotes is Comparison is the thief of Joy.


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