Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Autumn Sunrise

It's just Jordan and I at home. He called to me from the other room: "What's that weird noise in there?" I walked to the doorway and said: "What? Me singing?" And then I made a sad face and let my shoulders sag. :) He just grinned at me. I sure love my brother Jordan.

Mom, Grandma, and I sat at a cold soccer game tonight - there was no sun and the wind was blowing across the fields. I wore layers for the first time. Yes! I love fall. I love "October." I love the changing leaves (mostly because I love reds). I love the autumn smell. I love pulling out the winter clothes. I love fall foods (soup, pumpkin pie, grits) and fall drinks (hot cider, hot tea, hot chai).

There is stirring hope even in the midst of death. Yes, dying must come before renewed life. "You offer hope when our hearts have hopelessly lost our way."

I had a lovely weekend in Indianapolis. The 2-hour drive down only took a few years; I finally made it. Bryce's brother was married on Saturday: rehearsal Friday night, wedding Saturday at 11am, reception, and then time with his extended family until 7:30pm. Lots of family was in town - so many names and faces to remember. I just tried to mentally put people with the right family.

There were also times of just relaxing and talking. Eating ice cream cake. Watching "Dear Frankie" with Greg and Liz. Eating hot grape nuts (amazing, Greg!). Talking with Liz Sunday morning (and only giving ourselves about 15 minutes to get ready for church). Watching football and napping. Sure didn't want to get in that car to head back home.

Work: pretty busy right now. As of last Tuesday, I now am the CEO's direct assistant - so every single assignment or request that he has comes through me. Yikes! It's a little overwhelming. (The first day I sat in an hour and a half meeting for Daryle to give me tasks: 64 of them. And, yes, we numbered them all.) Yet, I am trying to rise to the challenge - serving my supervisors and pleasing them with my work. Above all, I want to please Jesus.

Consider Jesus. Know Jesus. See Jesus. Remember Jesus. Find Jesus. Serve Jesus. Live Jesus. Trust Jesus. Share Jesus. Pursue Jesus. Love Jesus.

"His splendor was like the sunrise." Hab. 3
Like an autumn sunrise.
Jana Alexis

1 comment:

  1. I must agree... I love autumn too! In fact, I'm in the midst of making lesson plans for autumn! Love the pic of you and Bryce. Keep up the good work at AFE. Love you so much and so thankful we were able to chat!!!