Do it yourself: A Fall Wreath Exploration

I was ever so inspired by my winter citrus Christmas cards this year to create my very own orange berry fall-like wreath. Now I get to enjoy both pleasures of orange citrus in the fall and winter season! I normally have a traditional pumpkin-leave autumn wreath each year but was all too happy to follow in the footsteps of my all-inspired charm of an idea. If you enjoy florals like me, do-it-yourself crafts or even just desire to make your own unique masterpiece, like say, a wreath. You will enjoy this video.

With this green thistle berry wreath pinned with a combination of autumn sorts and vague hues of fall, I can already tell this will be one of my favorites, maybe yours to.

Join me if you please. Grab your wreath and accessories and take a momentary walk with me as I embark on creating a fall orange berry wreath. You can do it now or anytime!

Click the link below to watch my video to fall into an autumn berry wreath adventure. And it certainly is.

Happy Fall

As always, thanks for taking the time to read my articles. Check out my latest article here “The Courage to Wait.” May it bless you, richly. Here’s more with ~Faith, Family, and Community~. Click here and enter your e-mail address for a free subscription of articles, newsletters, podcasts, and more.

The Courage to Wait

photo of path in between woods during autumn

Be of good courage.

Psalms 27:14


I can always depend on nature to do just what it’s expected to do. Change. Soon everything will grow quiet. It will become still but only for a little while. Only for enough time to hear the next set of directions. Do you know which way you are going? Nature seems to become silent as though their’s an expectation to receive the next set of orders. Even the wind has an order in the direction that it blows. Leaves, in our eyes, they rest everywhere but for something or for some creature they land exactly where they are meant to be. They rustle over to a little corner of space, gathering and piling higher. At any rate, we all have our instructions. Do you choose to abide by them?


You may be asking yourself, “what are our instructions?” The instructions are to abide in Christ. You can do that with W.A.T. Worship. Allegiance (submission). Thankfulness.

It’s a year later that I now see why the Lord spoke to me and told me to wait, to be still. I am reaping the benefits of that obedience. I didn’t abide in him the first time but the next chance I received, I did. Abiding in God is not a one time thing. I learned that it is a constant practice. I worshipped in my wait. I submitted myself to his will in my wait. I gave thanks in my wait and not just for myself but for others. Do you find yourself always thinking of others by expressing a kindness toward them? It may not seem rewarding for you but just as you act on what’s in your heart, you are also placed in God’s heart for him not to forget about you. Don’t feel used for always thinking of others and feel as though it’s not reciprocated. Your needs will still be met just because you chose to stay faithful with giving.

Submitting yourself to the will of God will cause you to want to change to make improvements to yourself. Sometimes that can take a little sorting out. You need to figure yourself out and that it completely okay.

When you recognize that you need to make a correction in your life, are you humbled enough to make the change? Humility has a lot to do with abiding in God. His words say Abide in me as I also abide in you. God cannot abide in ego. He wants your full attention, allegiance, and praise. He wants it all in his name. He deserves it all and it’s less than we can give.


Humility comes at a price. Sometimes that price is falling so that you can rise back up again stronger, healthier, and wiser. Are you courageous enough to accept defeat so that you can truly become a conquerer? You’ll find that in your climb from the valley to the mountain top you’ve always had what you needed. The key to your strength is to be able to surrender to “I am”.

Have the courage to stand strong and wait. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he will strengthen your heart. What expectation do you have for God to fulfill in your life? W.A.T. are you going to do about it? Here’s a clue. Worship. Show Allegiance (submission). (give) Thanks.

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Happy Birthday to You!

Is September your birthday month! There is no greater way for me to say it other than Happy, Happy Birthday! Have a happy day! Let nothing stop you from smiling on your day this month. Have a wonderful amazing birth-day and enjoy the whole month long being thankful for being able to see another year and do it with cheer. May it be blessed. May you be loved. May you be surrounded by all of God’s goodness. Happy Birthday! Feliz Cumpleanos! Saeng il Chuk-ha Hae! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Buon Compleanno! Bon Anniversaire!

Unity in Community

This morning was my usual routine but with some anticipated company. Ordinarily I have found solitude with walking and running solo but on today, I embraced being out in my community meeting others with the same interests as me. To my surprise we have a lot of things in common.

It was so great to step out and take the initiative to do something that I wanted. In the start of getting back in habit with my exercise routine, I only took interest of doing it by myself. I believe Covid had a small part to do with that but seemingly a big part of that was just, me. To my recollection, I enamored myself and time with myself that I ignored the call of my belief, community. Community doesn’t just happen. Communities exist because of the people that make them up. I’m not just talking about living in a community but being active in your community and present for others around you. Being part or even creating a community doesn’t even just happen. It happens because people decide to be more for something other than themselves. To my own resolve, I had to remember that. I had to remember my purpose, my desire, and the meaning of it all. I’m glad I did.

It’s gratifying to do things on your own and although I look forward to new found relationships, I will still embrace balance and not feel too guilty for wanting to be a lone wolf from time to time. Personal time is good too but I know good company makes me better.

That’s me and a picture, which happens to be a favorite from Great Wolf Lodge. This kind of depicts my personality in a way. It’s kind of neat. It’s kind of me and I like the fact that I can admit who I am, even if it’s not perfect.

I know there is a world out there that wants you to keep to yourself and find contentment in isolation and although I am probably one of the most zealous people that one would meet that earnestly values my personal space and alone time, I so immensely enjoyed the presence of my morning walk and run with a few people in my community that I’ve never ever met in my life.

Community is life-giving—and essential to following Christ. Scripture says that’s because we’re better together than we are alone.(Romans 12:4–5).

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It can be hard for some of us to commit to community, especially if we’re guarded or prefer solitude. But community is God’s desire for us—and a sign of a mature faith. Because at the end of the day, when we grow in our relationships with others, we’re growing in relationship with Him!” -Ramsey Solutions

Live life by trying new things. Don’t be afraid to step out and do something you’ve always wanted to, especially with others. It’s an entire world out here waiting for you. Don’t be afraid to live in it. Don’t be afraid to live.

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