Joy in the Harvest.

Recently, I have a lot of people to say to me:

"It sure is an exciting time to live in Mississippi!"

These comments are based upon the fact that the two big state schools happen to be in the top 3 in the college football rankings. As y'all know, State is currently #1 in the country.

We tailgated in Starkville a few weekends ago as we wanted to support the local team, but I literally had NO maroon to wear.

I had to explain to those questioning my apparel, that well, I wake up on Saturdays and..I put on orange. Plus, anything in the red family is just not in my color wheel and most likely never will be. Sorry bout it.

This guy pulls it off well though...untucked and all. Ahem.

Honestly though, football or not, it is an exciting time to be in Mississippi.

I think a lot of times I overlook the sweetness of our life that is now. Always one to look forward to Friday, or our next road trip, or when I get to that place in work, or home, or life in general...it's important to take the time to live in the NOW. In the everyday. Right here at home...in this beautiful season.

In the random get-togethers on Saturday mornings with some best friends and their babies. 
Babies with the most kissable little lips and double chins.

On my everyday walks where look...there's a LITTLE glimpse of Fall!


During the chilly, early morning quiet time snuggles.

In the Tuesday morning (one pump of pumpkin) office surprises.

At the small group turned Bible study with soup by the bonfire.

Under the Friday night lights...where we survived a good ole 'sippi storm.

At the farewell party where we cancelled our dinner reservations and ordered pizza in so that our time together wouldn't be interrupted.

...and the guys could show off their fall-time flannel. ;)

It's a beautiful time of year and a great time to be thankful for all we have.
Yep, there sure is joy in the harvest!

"The people who had been living in darkness
have seen a great light
The light of life has shined on those who dwelt
in the shadowy darkness of death
And you, God, will make it happen
you bolstered the nation, making it great again
you have saturated it with joy
everyone is in full delight in your presence,
like the joy they experience at the harvest"
Isaiah 9:1-3 (The Voice)

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