I savor the small rituals of each season, but especially of my favorite, autumn.
As I write these words, I'm sipping my first Starbucks pumpkin spice latte of the year while watching the first Thursday night NFL game of the season, the Denver Broncos v. Carolina Panthers.
My fall calendar lights up again with activities next week after a long summer sojourn... Living Vine bible study and small groups, Homework House volunteering to neighborhood kids, two book clubs.
Our kitchen is brimming with fall organic produce for heartier meals... tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, carrots, potatoes, sweet bell peppers, onions, herbs, and early apples.
My writing calendar is full, too, with an active book project, blogs, and an inspiring conference in San Luis Obispo in a few weeks.
And today is my beloved son's birthday.
I feel blessed and deeply grateful for a fresh, creative start to a new, different season in my life.
Welcome, fall! I've been waiting for your warm glories...