Reasons to Encourage Your Obsession With All Things Fall

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I freaking love fall.

Not sure why it’s hitting me more this year than ever, but man fall is awesome.

There’s so much hope when fall stumbles onto the Texas scene always a little later than everyone would of hoped.

Fall means football is back.

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I don’t know what it is about football, but that after-church-doesn’t-matter-who-is-playing-in-the-background stretch is amazing.

While our family is a huge fan of essential oils, football seems to be the perfect blend of Serenity and Calmness.

Fall also means summer is over.

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We. Flippin’. Did. It.

While there are a lot of great things attached to summer, for Texans it’s also a dragon we’re ready to fall back asleep as quickly as possible.

This dragon starts to toss and turn like he’s waking up again usually around March/April. But in the fall, we’ve got our longest stretch until then. So, we celebrate.

Fall means it’s not annoying to be outside.

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I have this theory, because it’s usually so hot outside during the summer, that people in Texas are generally more annoyed during these months than any other months throughout the year.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a firm believer in the fallenness of man. Everyone’s heart is wicked, broken, and in need of Jesus.

I also think when I’m trying to load groceries into my car, with a toddler and a newborn, but it’s a crisp, cool 70°F, I’m a little slower to gritting my teeth.

Fall reminds me Someone’s at work.

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“Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” (Acts 14:17)

God’s Word tells me that the world isn’t spinning on autopilot. God didn’t beautifully create the word as described in Genesis 1, and then move on to another planet.

It’s quite the contrary.

“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16,17)

When I’m on walks with our family, it’s inspired by Psalm 19:4,5 that I love telling my daughter that Jesus told the sun, “It’s time to get up,” and the sun laced up his shoes with joy at the sound of his Master.

And if it’s not just someone, but the God of the Bible is who is at work rotating the earth and changing seasons without my asking. Then I’m reminded by this, and ultimately by his Word, that he cares for me.

And that warms my heart.

What do you love about fall?

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