P.S. to “When we can’t see answers yet on the way…”

All these blessings will come upon you

and overtake you

if you pay attention to the voice of the Lord your God.
~ Deuteronomy 28:2, amplified

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Because the Lord loves to overtake us with blessings…

He often adds sheer blessing to blessing…  :)

A bit of extra  sugar topped cake…

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The swirl began yesterday…

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Spinning Christmas whispers on the air

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Gleaming in the sunshine this morn…

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Thanksgiving Autumn taking hands with Christmas a comin’

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And stringing a bit of crystal ornament to our day!

Happy Thanksgiving week, my friends!


©  Pam Depoyan

Read the prequel to this post here: When we can’t see answers yet on their way…

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When we can’t see answers yet on their way…

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Only last night, a friend exclaimed over the still full and green-leafed trees ringing my neighborhood.  “You must have the only trees left in town that haven’t shed their leaves!” she said wonderingly.

“They’re usually late fall bloomers,” I said, “but I’m so disappointed in how they are barely changing color this season.”  I explained how glorious and rounded the trees used to be here, and when we needed to replace them the new ones just didn’t transform to the same rich pumpkin halos.  I missed the radiance the previous trees added both in fall gold leaf and spring white blossom.

  • Digital CameraThen, opening my blinds this morning, I gasped at the literal, amazing overnight transforming of my neighborhood!  Like a seemingly dormant answer to prayer, God brought forth what He’d been whispering into these trees, what we could not see or recognize yet with our eyes —  then with a flourish of ‘now!’ painted each and every leaf golden flame in the lamplight !


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Do you have a prayer you’ve been winging heavenward, holding fast to faith for, wondering and pondering and feeling like its just never going to be?

God reminds us …

Just when we think the answer has not come, He is moving silently in the background of our faith-filled words, transforming, bringing forth, weaving together and preparing for the moment when we see the radiant answer burst forth in all His majestic glory!

Hold on… trust… believe… hold out your open hands for…  His Word of promise!

Even the writing of this post is an answer to a big one of mine.


I’ll be sharing more soon…


©  Pam Depoyan

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Share Thanksgiving Joy

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Sometimes they come unbidden to our hearts.  The Holy Spirit putting thoughts of someone in your mind…

Someone you haven’t thought of in years.

Someone down the street.

Someone you could easily call…another you have no idea where they are and couldn’t personally find if you tried..

Evensomeone you don’t really know – like a celebrity in the news, in your favorite movie, or one that is right now filling your home with fun or beautiful music…

Child blowing thistle sepia - young child blowing thistle...I love to wing words of blessing from me to God to someone who needs His heart in this moment…and send them out even as I am doing dishes…folding laundry…driving on errands.  Today, as you prepare for Thanksgiving and all its trimmings, why not take a moment to send forth some blessings… speaking light and love and hope over others you may not ever have a chance to…

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Jeweled Autumn Moments

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Some sparkler trails for your Selah…

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The world is charged with the grandeur of God.

~ Gerard Manley Hopkins


Life collects like dustbunny clouds under the bed.

Skies open, rain pours, street lights pool romantically on wet pavement.

Even then…Autumn dazzles,

Capturing imagination

With jeweled moments…

Like once-buried seashells washed up in lace-edged waters…

Like hidden gifts from the Artist’s hand

– His initials, as love notes carved on a tree, secretly painted on canvas –

Just waiting for me to uncover them.


There,between the sumac and the maple…

Here, among sky-high branches fluttering leaves that hang like bells, tinkling on the breeze…

Today, between stood-upside-down-paintbrush trees dipped in dripping colors of radiance…

Now... following behind a canary-yellow school bus that has just pulled front in line…

Another time, I might have tapped my steering wheel with impatience.  Groaned out loud at the vehicle ahead making me stop and wait every…

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With hearts full and arms abandoned…embracing joy in fall

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I pushed through the employee entrance that fall evening and... like Dorothy from Kansas…  stepped from a weary black and white world of office cubes into the almost dizzying color on parade along the wooded pathway to the car lot.          A yellow-brick road, just outside        my day.

Breathing in the fresh crisp air like one who was parched for its beauty, I let my breath out slowly, relaxing.  Beside me, solemn faces hurried past…everyone scuttling to move ahead, get to their cars, go home to their lives.  Some talking a mile a minute on cell… making me think of Maxwell Smart and his shoe phone.image photo : Autumn leaves

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A door slammed from the parking lot curb ahead.

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A breeze rustled above, sending a dazzling shower of leaves raining, dancing, glittering down as bits of golden sunlight.

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Let the trumpets sing!

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“Our God… we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you. ”

 Then the Spirit of the Lord… said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s…. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you…

 Early in the morning… Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld… Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness… as they went out…

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Day 30: Word-Watching

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Then said the Lord to me, “You have seen well, for I am alert and active,

watching over my word to perform it.”

~ Jeremiah 1:12 [Amplified Bible]


A friend sent me this pretty green basket about 4 years ago.  In all that time, it continues to grow green leafy sprouts on minimal water.  And I meanmin-i-mal.

In actuality, absentmindedly, I only water it on the occasion that it begins to to look as if it is about to expire (like maybe, holding it’s “throat” and crying out in the desert for a stream! :) )  It particularly perks up the moment I  open the curtains, and even leans in toward sunshine.

And on oh, so rare occasions, it startles me with a few blooms… just when I think it never will again.   Like a bit of  Autumn orange sunshine, after nearly a year,  it suddenly burst forth in blossom beauty just the other day.

I gasped when I spotted them.   “Oohhh, you pretties!” I even said aloud.   :)  “You’re back!”

A thought zipped through my mind even as I said that.  “They’re like the fruit and harvest I want to bring from your words,” He reminded.   “Only, I don’t want to blossom forth fruit on your behalf just occasionally.... As this plant watches for the sunlight, leans in to receive it, I am watching for you to speak out My Word of Life over yourself, over others.  I am watching to perform it! ”

I thought of how easily conversations turn to confessing just the opposite of His Truth.  How just the other day a friend and I were talking about some things going wrong.  I volunteered, “I know just what you mean… I’ve been going through [such and such negative thing] myself lately.”  To that, not realizing,  she planted a worse idea in my head.  “Have you thought if it could be [a worse situation causing it]?

Day 13: Help me CELEBRATE!Isn’t this the way we so often converse with each other?  Why is that, when the last thing we’d want is a harvest of trouble we’ve just described? I wondered

Because My People perish for lack of knowledge, He seemed to say.  They don’t believe the power that is in their very words…the power of life or death, in their mouths…

Suddenly, I stopped, silently asked God’s forgiveness for putting that negative thought out there so glibly, and spoke His word of life as cover over it.   “Lord,” I lifted wordlessly,  “I choose to say what You say about this, not what it looks like!  I thank you forYour promises of light and life and wholeness even before I see it!  Take my word of Your Word and perform it according to Your design!”

The Word even tells us that His angels are waiting upon His spoken word from us,  to bring it forth.

That picture of my plant “holding it’s parched throat,” loomed again before me.  “My Word is your living water,” He gently reminded then… “Don’t wait until you are dry and debilitated to drink of Me and speak out life…” 

Day 13: Help me CELEBRATE!Question to ponder before the Lord:  What words am I giving the Lord and His angels (as they word-watch) to bring forth in my life today?

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I encourage you to check out the many beautiful, heartwarming or just plain fun October blog series’ participating under a slurry of topic umbrellas at write31days.com

This is day 30 of my fall series – 31 days to An Autumn Harvest of our Words. For these posts, I thought I’d explore a different twist on why our words matter…

Is there a God-established  sowing, reaping and harvesting in our words? 

Especially of His Words, spoken?

To follow this series, it’s important to begin here, A Prequel Post to the Annual Autumn 31 Days Linkup   and then click here for new posts each day:  An Autumn Harvest of our Words

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