I have a love/hate relationship with October. I love that this is the time when people are burning leaves, a smell that brings out the warm fuzzies in me. I (used to) love the changing colors of the trees and the crispy air when I lived up north. At the same time, October represents an impending season of depression for me known as winter. However, my relationship with October is slowly changing now that I live “down south”, and winter isn’t really winter. So while I still am not a fan of the cold season, even a Texas cold season, I can now honestly say, welcome, October. I don’t hate seeing you. That’s the best I can do for now.
October is also my birthday month. I’m not excited about it, but I’m also not sad. I have decided that aging is not my enemy. I wouldn’t call us friends, but we are not at war. Growing older can be hard, but I want to do it with grace and courage. We’ll see how that goes.
So, I’m diggin’ the new Crowder album, American Prodigal. I have three faves so far – Back to the Garden, Promised Land (Glory, Hallelujah), and Shouting Grounds. Although I am not a prodigal, something about these songs is hitting some soft spots in me. They’re not your typical worship songs, being rather loud and rock-ish in places, but they are resonating in a deep place in me in this particular season.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy October!