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Monday, November 02, 2015
One more calendar page from 1953 and the Woman's Day calendar. I have always so enjoyed these little calendars, which used to come bound into the center of the January issue of the magazine each year. This November illustration is not my favorite, because it just looks too cold and snowy. In early November, at least, the trees would not be this bare. There would still be oak leaves, at the very least, clinging to the branches. And we wouldn't have this much snow. By Thanksgiving, of course, we could possibly have snow that stays for the winter. But hopefully not!
Still, the illustration does convey a sense of the stillness and quietness (even in its colors) that we find in November. The hustle and bustle of the harvest is over and the land is still, just waiting for winter it seems.
This beautiful Scripture verse is another of my favorites. If we were to read on to verse 2 of Psalm 121, we would find this clarification as to the source of our help: "My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth." The psalm goes on to detail some of the many ways in which God cares for His people. It is only eight verses. Why not read Psalm 121 today? It will truly set your heart toward thanksgiving!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.