Tomorrow, October 1st, I’m going to begin raking my thoughts and prayers together and tossing my Autumn Psalmbook colors of gold and russet in with Nestor (http://www.thenester.com/2014/09/31-days-2014.html) and her annual 31-day bloggers! At least… I hope to keep as many days! 🙂
But on this chilly night here in the Midwest, I’ve been leaping ahead again just a few months… because in addition to cloudy skies and sweater-close weather, visions of my second Christmas card fell into place today! I shared the first one with you here, Time…and Your Thoughts, and thought – well, since I’m working on these in fall, maybe I could technically still call this an Autumn-ish post.
Don’t you think?
I mean the kind when we turn thoughts to hunkering down under blankets and savoring bowls of steaming soup with big chunks of bread… though NOT quite dreaming of white winters yet! (I’m not sure I’m ready for the real thing yet… but I do love the coziness of drawing these scenes on paper.)
In putting this particular card idea to paper, I’ve also been flipping back through a few pages of time to another fall and then-upcoming Christmas season 14 years ago. To a season when intercessory prayer for someone in the midst of an uncertain outcome was on my mind so much of the days and weeks. To words forming this card from portions of a pre-Christmas and birthday letter I wrote to encourage their hope in God’s promises… to let that one know how He was surrounding them in prayer…
Maybe it’s because this is yet another season when intercession is deep on my heart for many I love… or maybe it’s because I think so many of us might have someone in mind for a more than Christmas message like this one…
that I’ve felt God nudging me to put this into a card… now. *
If you think this card might bless someone you know this upcoming Christmas season, please see my pen & ink HOME PORTRAITS page for more about ordering from one to as many as you’d like … 🙂
* Note: If you can’t quite make out the card words here, you can find them in my previous post of this prayer encouragement, Blessings 🙂
© Pam Depoyan
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