How amazing has this fall season been so far!?! I've been taking in the amazing natural beauty of Michigan right now, as the trees are turning different shades of colors! I have to say that we've had the best of both worlds lately, with 70 degree and sunny weather, and all of the beauty of the changing seasons!
In addition to the weather being amazing, I've been loving the return of pumpkin season! I've been baking up a storm with it (in case you haven't noticed) and I have come up with some of my personal favorites yet....One of which is my Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes!
I have also been enjoying an old favorite, my Pumpkin Pie "Milkshake'!
(Thanks again Laura for the Beautiful Photo!)
I've been spending a lot of my free time enjoying many wonderful "fall events", such as the Women's Harvest Event that my Aunt Lorrie put on! It was an amazing time of fellowship, and it all took place in an old-fashioned school house! It was simply adorable!
My Aunt Lorrie is one of the most loving and outgoing people I know, so it was no surprise that she invited tons of women, from all over, some of which she just recently met!
Over 50 women of all ages ended up attending and the school house was packed...It was awesome!
We spent the afternoon listening to a few different women speakers. My sister Emily and I were invited to speak, and we both chose to share our testimony about what God has done in our lives!
There wasn't a dry eye in the house after we spent the afternoon talking about the Lord! It's amazing how God takes the broken pieces of our lives and makes a masterpiece when we let Him! :)
We also enjoyed some wonderful food, including my Pumpkin Trifle that I brought along! It was gone in minutes, so I'm guessing it was a hit which always makes me happy! :)
We also got to be a part of our church's launch this past week!!!
It's pretty incredible...The Lord led us to this church and He immediately led me to Jeremiah 3:15 when He was showing me that this was where He wanted us.
I have been so blessed to be a part of New Generations Church that launched on October 2! (Head over to the website link to listen to free sermon podcasts... So awesome!)
I got a chance to be a greeter on launch day! It was amazing to get to meet everyone that comes through the door for the first time!
My pastor Ken Hubbard is truly a man after God's own heart! He speaks the Word so everyone can understand it, and he does it with the Love and Grace of God being the center of every message... This is so needed in our society today if you ask me!
Most importantly... 12 people gave their heart and life to the Lord that day!
Another amazing event that I recently got to be a part of was the Health Seminar at Washtenaw Fitness Center! I gave a presentation on healthy eating, which was a blast!
After this presentation I said that I'm convinced that our communities need to hold more outreaches like this one! So many people want to learn how to live healthy lifestyles and this was a really fun way to teach people!
I hope you're all enjoying every moment of this beautiful season wherever you live!
Every day is such a gift from God, and I always find that the change of seasons reminds me how much He loves us! Just think...He took the time to create a beautiful change of scenery every few months simply for us to enjoy!