Is It Fall Yet?

I love the fall. I know we are not quite there yet, but we’re getting so close, I can almost smell it. Although you wouldn’t know it by the temperature. I live in Florida and it’s still in the 90s here.

But I am still looking forward to the fall. I always feel that autumn is the time for new beginnings. I imagine the majority of people would say that spring is the season for new beginnings. I can see their point, with new growth on trees, flowers blooming, and birds chirping. But for me, it’s the fall that inspires change.

Perhaps living in Florida has a lot to do with it. The heat does make me feel very sluggish. So when the temperatures finally give us a little break, I feel as though I can breathe again.

So I already have plans on how I want to map out my fall. Last November I held a Gratitude Challenge on my website and social media pages. The participants and I walked through my book Every Day is a Gift, which talks about … yes, you guessed it – Gratitude. It was a big hit, and inspired me to do something similar this fall. During the month of September I am going to hold a Redeemed Challenge on my website and social media pages. This time the participants and I will walk through my book You Are Redeemed which talks about our true identity in Jesus.

I will also be publishing another book over the next few weeks. It is in my editor’s hands, as we speak. (Ok so we are not really speaking, but you get the idea!) I will give you the scoop on the new book soon.

This fall I also hope to catch up on my ever-growing reading list. I have quite a few books I have been itching to dig into. I am sure you know what I mean!

But mainly this fall, my hope is to slow down and savor my time. In the fall I like to do what I call soul harvesting. It’s the perfect time to reflect on what your year has looked like, and what changes God may be prompting you to make in the coming year. For me personally, I have been putting extra time towards my new book over the last several months. So I know I need to give my soul a bit of breathing room. The fall is the perfect time to sit with the Lord and just listen to the things He would like to share. My hope is that I can do just that. Unfortunately I tend to get in my own way sometimes by overfilling my plate. But I am really going to try not to sabotage myself!

So what about you? What will your fall look like? Are you planning any downtime? Or do you have your schedule all mapped out? I’d love to hear!

(Photo by Goran Kolacko.)

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About Bridget A. Thomas

Bridget A. Thomas is the author of numerous books which hit the top of the charts and continue to help many people find true contentment in life. In her spare time, Bridget enjoys reading non-fiction, fiction, and classic literature. She also enjoys crocheting and watching baseball. Bridget and her husband live in Florida, but often travel to the Smoky Mountains in search of black bears and other wildlife. To learn more about Bridget, visit her at bridgetathomas.com.
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14 Responses to Is It Fall Yet?

  1. Florida must be a whole different experience from us here in Wyoming. I remember how much I loved fall in Southern Missouri when the heat died a little. Here, summer is king because winter is fall, winter, and springtime. Snow, wind, awful cold. We might have gotten a month of fall last year before the heavens burst forth with thick snow that stuck with us until May. I envy you your wonderful fall and winter!

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  2. Tina says:

    For me the Fall always feels like the start of a new year. This is when I review what I’ve learned and what the Lord has done. Below is what I wrote two years ago when I realized that God was opening the doors on WordPress and reviving my blog. The following year I wrote “A Year in Retrospect.” It’s almost that time of year again to do another review of my year and get organized to start fresh. I’ve been thinking about taking a bit of a blogging break soon before I take on a new blogging year.

    https://godskidspeaks.com/2017/11/02/learning/

    https://godskidspeaks.com/2018/09/01/another-year-in-retrospect/

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    • Both of these posts are beautiful! Thank you for sharing! It’s amazing to me that you have the same feelings about fall! I am glad I am not alone! A blogging break might not be a bad idea. It’s always good to have a little sabbatical every now and then, so God can show you what’s next. I might do that as well after The Redeemed Challenge is over. Thank you so much for commenting!

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  3. Judy says:

    Like you, Phoenix fall means the weather isn’t as hot. September brings cooler temperatures at night, while the days are still blistering. This fall, I’ll republish the book I’m rewriting and start on the next, with writing a novella in between. I love the colors of fall but will only find them on social media as people share theirs. 😀 I also enjoy pumpkin and pumpkin spice, but I tend to enjoy those year round, so fall doesn’t offer anything special there. 🙂 I’m looking forward to your September challenge.

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