Random October Reflections

Boy this month has flown by!! After having surgery this past week I thought I’d keep today’s post simple and share some photos and memories.

My birthday is at the beginning of October and my only “birthday wish” was to hit up my favorite campgrounds (a few hours away from our neck of the woods) where you can camp and also ride four wheelers.

Although we sold our camper last year I still wanted to go for the four wheeler riding so we took a day trip the first weekend of this month. Maybe next year we’ll bring a tent along and make a weekend trip out of it but with the busy Summer we had on the house remodel I felt blessed just to squeeze in the day we got for this!! And with Nebraska’s crazy weather you take advantage of what you can, the weather was in the 70s that day!!!

We celebrated (our oldest daughter) Paige’s 16th birthday with food, family, friends, and limo rides the next weekend!

The third weekend of October our junior high youth group headed up to Camp Comeca—this is our fourth (maybe fifth?) year with this camp. Loads of fun and growing faith!! My two youngest kiddos (McKenzie and Warren) both got to go!

And Mc squeezed in some baking that Sunday afternoon. We love this time of year—leaves changing colors, baking, cozy sweaters and warm blankets!!

This past weekend our family hosted our annual Fall party. This is the fifth year we’ve done this—lots of family and friends, smoked pork loin, yummy potluck style side-dishes, hayrack rides, fellowship—quite a blessing!!

And this last weekend of October I plan to rest!! I had surgery on Wednesday which I wrote about in last Friday’s post so now it’s time to recuperate!

One of my best friends had given me a gift bag full of goodies the day before surgery and attached scripture to each item:

The one scripture that has really spoken to me is this:

I’m gonna wrap up by leaving you with the same encouragement as well!!

Have a blessed weekend!!

Author: alimw2013

About For His Purpose~ My name is Alicia and I'm a thirty-something year old who loves Jesus. Only through God’s amazing grace and mercy I have been redeemed from past regret and shame. Reading His word has allowed me to look past Satan’s forceful lies, to see myself for who Christ says I am in Him. Through writing I have learned why I made the choices I made in my younger years and I now have a better understanding of why I desire to love God like crazy these days. Despite my daily failures, God remains faithful always. I am reassured of His unconditional love for me by every ink-drop spilled out on paper, each committed prayer as I cry out to Him, and deep understanding reflected through reading His word as truth. Yes keeping a blog will make me vulnerable to others’ opinions- there will be some who don’t understand, some who may criticize or judge, but on the other hand if just one piece expressed through my writing grabs someone’s attention and directs them to God, then pouring out my heart in a blog for the world to read is worth it. I choose to glorify Him alone through words streaming across a glowing screen. And it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t reveal the fact that I’m incredibly quirky; I’m my loving husband’s best friend, my vivacious kids’ craziest cheerleader and spiritual trainer (3 John 1:4). I love anything farmhouse and rustic style. I think cupping a warm coffee mug in the palm of my hands is more satisfying than the contents within. I share a common obsession with my husband for the mountains, but I would (without a doubt) settle for waves crashing against my legs at the Atlantic Ocean just as well, and I almost always have a Yorkie curled up on my lap while writing. *All photos are photographed by forhispurpose.blog and therefore may not be stored or photocopied in any manner.

31 thoughts on “Random October Reflections”

  1. Thank you for sharing these special moments with us. Happy belated birthday!! 🎂 I am glad you got to do something fun. And I hope all went well this week with your surgery. How sweet of your friend to give you goodies along with scriptures. What a great verse you shared. That is powerful. Praying for you, my friend! Get some rest and savor some down time. The Lord is with you, holding you in His arms. Much love! ♥️

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    1. Hahahaha oh my goodness thank you for bringing a laugh, I can always count on that from you!! Have you ever heard of Halsey National Forest? That’s where we were, I think it’s the world’s largest hand planted forest…basically it’s a forest located in pasture ground so there’s actually lots of cattle on the property. I’ve never spotted any coyotes but my husband and youngest daughter spotted a coyote pup!😃

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  2. What fun memories you all made! I loved all the pictures and the joy they showed. Happy Birthday to you! And may God’s healing arms hold you close as you heal. You have a beautiful family and great friends. Love and hugs, Alicia!

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