Autumn Blessings in Photos

I put my little five speed Jeep in reverse, checked that all was clear and pushed down on the gas pedal quickly to back away from the curb after finishing a recent counseling session.

If any staff at the architecture business located next door have ever watched me pull in or out of the hillside parking space each week they’re probably relieved I’m seeking therapy because my skills with driving this Jeep are about as unreliable as my emotions sometimes.

Boy it’s been a year! I started counseling back in January after realizing my childhood trauma had some explaining to do, what I didn’t know was that it actually had A LOT of explanation into the thoughts and choices I’ve made throughout my entire life.

In faith, through Jesus, I might be brave enough to finally say that I’m (really, actually) in the process of truly overcoming!! It’s the most scrutinizing process I’ve ever endured, but my counselor is amazing and God is using her to the fullest. My husband has been a solid encourager, along with my momma. I am so blessed and I can feel God’s presence at work. (Bare with me though as my blog posts may continue to be hit and miss for a while.)

Leaving Monday’s therapy session, I felt a spurring for some guilt-free me-time so I set out to purposely photograph the changing of the fall leaf colors. It felt refreshing to experience awareness in nature’s surroundings. My little iPhone has continued to help capture this week’s beauty, filling an abundance of thankfulness within my heart all the while.

Nebraska may not offer the warm, playful amber hues of the aspens in Colorado during this time of year, but nevertheless, we definitely have some reminders of our own kind of gratifying autumn…

Enjoy the upcoming weekend! Sweet blessings!❤️


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 and therefore may not be stored or photocopied in any manner.

40 thoughts on “Autumn Blessings in Photos”

  1. Beautiful Alicia!

    Nebraska, Colorado, Tennessee, Alaska – Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . God paints His masterpieces to encourage, inspire and remind us of His love everywhere. Thanks for sharing these Nebraska masterpieces.

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      1. You can do it!!!! I’m 5ft just move the seat as forward as you can. If you have boots or a shoe with a thick sole it might help make your leg longer to shift. I am ADHD for real so shifting gave me something to do hahahahhaha

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  2. Beautiful pics. There is something about taking the time and enjoying in nature. I find it soothing to the soul.
    And may the Lord continue to be with you giving you his strength and grace as you take strides in overcoming your hurt.

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  3. You captured the essence of Autumn Alicia. I’m just back from Nebraska. The last picture was similar to the river bottom farm land where I hung out while there. take all the “me time” you can get when there is much healing going on. That’s when Godd seems to whisper into our heart.

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      1. Okay that’s about two hours almost straight east of us!! I hope you had a great time, my husband will rifle hunt next month…hopefully the deer might come out of hiding before then!! Few and far between!!

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  4. Alicia, thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures! In Texas we go from ridiculously hot to wet and cold then back to hot. Then cold…, and so on. Leaves eventually fall from weather shock! Ha! So glad your heart is healing and I appreciate your vulnerability. Thank you for taking the time to share an encouraging word and for reminding us to stop and see the beauty around us. Be blessed!

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  5. Delightful photos for us to enjoy–thank you! Had to smile at the hen pic–they appear to have dressed particularly for their fall photo shoot! / God bless you, Alicia, as you work through the events of your past. Your honesty and humility will speed your healing. / As for learning to shift gears on that Jeep: if I could learn, YOU can learn! (My dear father was so incredibly patient as I struggled to coordinate gas and clutch!)


  6. Lovely photos Ali. Very peaceful. Glad that mental health is a top priority. It’s a big thing that we all need to address and make time for. Glad you’re setting some time aside for yourself to take in the scenery. ❤

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