Looking Back

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We are getting close to the official start of Fall here in the Northern Hemisphere. The change of seasons usually gets me looking back at what got done and what didn’t over the last quarter. It’s a leftover of my working life where we reevaluated every quarter of the financial year. While my life no longer follows financial quarters, it is still an ingrained habit to look at how things are going with each season.

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God is my Copilot?

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There was a bumper sticker back in the 70s and 80s declaring “God is my Co-pilot!” Maybe there are a few antique cars that still have it out there. Maybe you’ve seen it yourself under years of road dust. I liked seeing others with faith enough to declare it. The phrase made me feel connected. Recently, two novels I’ve been reading have changed my perspective on this slogan.

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Prayers and Promises

Prayer and Promise Jars Ready to be Filled (Photo by Milly Moss)

There is an old idea a friend recently mentioned to me. Creating a prayer box. Prayer jars and boxes were popular as gifts a couple of decades ago. At the time, I made a few for my loved ones. My mom still has hers and mentions it, every once in a while, when it is a blessing to her. It is a blessing to me that something I put together with love and a little faith still blesses.

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Spring or Summer?

Baby Mangoes & Blooms (Photo by Milly Moss)

The calendar in North America states spring starts in a couple of weeks. South Florida, however, has to be different. First, our “winter” is more like spring than winter. It is like Florida got attached to the Continent to add a bit of the sub-tropics to North America. There are few areas of the United States, that reach as far south as Florida juts into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Come Back

Milly’s Come Back Mango

How are things going? Sunday was the coldest day of 2022 in South Florida so far. Don’t laugh. It got to 36 degrees Fahrenheit, then climbed to a high of 59 degrees! Okay… laugh with me. I did cover my plants that night. We lost none except the bloom is off the mango! The great thing about trees is they usually come back in the spring, even in South Florida!

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Suffering Christmas

This week I found encouragement in, of all places, a cross-reference. Part of an adventure journey is shutting off the noise and actively seeking. We may seek answers, reasons, or someone special. An adventure journey has a destination and choices. Choosing to investigate another path can actually help the journey. This week, my foray off the path brought me the strength to keep going.

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Encouraging Jeremiah

Finding the Mountains Beyond the Trees (Photo by Milly Moss on Mount Jefferson North Carolina Fall 2020)

Have you noticed this? The media outlets are choosing sides and are so focused on their message that they seem to be zealots. They fling facts at the audience in desperate sound bites, without much back-up. No solutions are given. I think they have lost sight of the big picture.

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A Longing Soul

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Writing has been difficult this week. This morning I prayed for inspiration then, I came upon this passage. It touched my heart for it speaks of someone who loves us enough to correct us when we are wrong and save us when we are desperate. I hope this encourages you as much as it encouraged me.

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Sowing the Spirit

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Planting season is in full swing in South Florida. Using the lessons learned, I am tearing out the old, sowing the seeds, and praying with hope for a harvest. All while keeping up with renovations and learning to sell online. My writing has suffered because of the time constraints. I have learned when it is time to work the land, something has to give.

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