What do you love about Fall? For the October edition of our Update newsletter, we asked broadcasting and ministry friends to share their favorites. Take a look and tell us what you love about Fall!
Fall will always be special as it was a Michigan Fall, some 33 years ago, that I took who is now my wife Vicky on a great afternoon date of photography, capturing all of the great Fall colors. Not long after that, I proposed. Now, there is a busy life with our kids, grandchildren, church life and our businesses but, not a Fall goes by where we don't spend a minute or two, recounting that great time we had.
--Jonathon Yinger, The Christian Broadcasting System
My favorite season! School in full swing, football games, teacher meetings, and helping with homework. Leaves turning from green to red, yellow, gold, and brown. I'm a hunter and, believe it or not, sitting in a tree for hours gives you time to ponder God's workmanship firsthand. It marks the end of summer fun but it ushers in cooler weather and as every day gets shorter it's a countdown to one of my favorite days--Christmas ... God's promise to mankind a Savior fulfilled. Plus turkey and pumpkin pie come along for the ride from Thanksgiving to Christmas and who doesn't enjoy that mixed in with a house full of people!
--Pat Rulon, Bott Radio Network
Orion and Cassiopeia shifting in the sky . . . The Hunter's Moon (did you know all full moons rise around the time of sunset?) . . . Harvest and Pilgrim hymns . . . Fresh, warm Pumpkin bread . . . Judy's lamb stew (too hardy a meal for summer) . . . My crape myrtles glowing all fiery and red, like something on Mount Horeb - All of these things, fresh reasons to bless the Name who, ever changeless, glories in the change of seasons.
--Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends®
What I look forward to most is the new color palette that blends with the sunsets in the evenings. I know that soon I will not have to cut the grass anymore - yeah! Cooler days, the first frost when you step on the grass and it crunches under your feet, cool mornings when you can see your breath in the crisp air. There is a certain "newness" that comes with the fall--a new year in school for the kids, new faces, new friends. It reminds me of Genesis 3:8 ... "And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day..."--I get a real vision of what it was like for God to walk in the garden when fall arrives.
--Bryan Underwood, FamilyLife