Hello, November

November is a sense-ational month. Every morning the world takes on a new look, sound, smell, or feel.

In my world, gold, orange, and crimson paint the landscape. Now mind you, I have to search for it. 😊 Distant sounds are louder due to the falling leaves. Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves fill the air.  And soft fleece blankets are my new companions.

This month is also a time of harvests, homecomings, and Thanksgiving. A time to spend with family and friends. It is also a time to give thanks for our bountiful blessings whether our baskets are brimming or lacking earthly treasures. The truth is we are blessed if we have Christ.

Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered (Romans 4:7 KJV).

Blessed is a reason to give thanks. Don’t you think?

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Psalm 103: 2-5 KJV).

Without giving it much thought, what benefits come to mind when reading Psalm 103? How many can you add after thinking about it?

Why not take a moment and count your blessings as Johnson Oatman Jr. encouraged folks to do in 1897?

Count Your Blessings

When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one, 
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.

Johnson Oatman Jr. 1897 Public Domain

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22 thoughts on “Hello, November

  1. What a wonderful classic ‘Count your Blessings ‘ is.
    I’m finding myself counting my Blessings more now that I’m getting older.
    Thanks for a wonderful post and reminding us how important it is to be thankful for what we have. With so much negativity, I think it’s more important to spread positivity and really care about others.
    Autumn is a beautiful month.

    • Sandra, agree about the negativity. We have a choice on what we study and share with others. Your comment reminded me of Philippians 4:8. You are always spreading cheer, Sandra! Thank you for that. 💞

  2. There’s so much to love about autumn. When November hits, I try to soak in every bit of what’s left of it and live in the wonder of each moment. In this glorious season, I long to focus on all God’s glorious deeds mentioned in Psalm 103. He has so much compassion and love for us and it’s from everlasting to everlasting as vs 17 states.

    • I agree, Nancy. I adore this season with its warm colors and smells. This month brings a feeling of gratitude. Psalm 103 reminds us there is hope. Thanks for visiting. ❤

  3. Love this, and I love November! Just a smile – I thought for a second when you said sounds were louder because the leaves were falling that somehow you were talking about the leaves – hitting the ground. 🙂

    Linda”The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof…” Psm 24:1 Linda is the author of Christian Romantic Suspense novels. Her books can be found on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Linda-K.-Rodante/e/B012OITZ2Y/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

  4. The old adage, “Look for the silver lining”, must have been originated by someone who understood Scripture. All of us will face discouragement. But it’s hard to stay that way when we think about our numerous blessings. ❤️

  5. I the fall and all that comes with it. I live in Florida, so I also have to search for the leaves changing. I also enjoy seeing the rain trees bloom around this time. One of the verses that you shared was also mentioned on the radio this morning. Romans 4:7. It’s a beautiful reminder. And I love the words in the hymn. Thanks for sharing all of this with us today. An encouraging post! 🍁🍂

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