As summer gives entrance to fall giving Autumn a golden glow;

Wingless Caterpillars gives Butterflies wings to fly,

So does seasonal life stories have the potential to nourish the soul.

Awee, we have such a one from Jennifer Walker Smith, the daughter of Esther Walker, the skilled Biblical storyteller.

Jennifer writes and shares unfettered in every way. Take a couple of minutes and listen if soul food seems needful for your day.

“But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. Psalm 92:12-14 NLT”

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  1. Thank you for Sharing this, Sara. What a beautiful “seasonal life” story to hear first hand. A story about 2 people that have “proved” that the Psalm you quoted is true by how they lived and are still living their lives…and that those closest to them witness it daily. It’s good to see that God’s truth does not fail when people dedicated to Him live their lives by it.

    1. I love the story line how her Mother and Father nightly prayed over one another. Just imagine the benefits of being covered in your nightly tent by woven prayers from within your home.

      I have often heard partners with ripped seams in their oneness followed a version of “date night out.” I hope they found what they were looking for. Nice thing to do maybe more than one night a week. I was thinking as Jennifer said she wish she could invite each of us in her parents home to experience a joy filled life how nice that might be. Then she topped her invite by one that is possible for all to accept. Seems Jennifer confirms the truism, “the Apple dosen’t fall from the tree.”

  2. Encouraging video, thanks for sharing. The footnotes for Psalm 92:12-14 says: (NLT) “ Palm trees are known for their long life. To flourish like palm trees means to stand tall and to live long. The cedars of Lebanon grew to 120 feet in height and up to 30 feet in circumference; thus, they were solid, strong, and immovable. The writer saw believers as upright, strong, and unmoved by the winds of circumstance. Those who place their faith firmly in God can have this strength and vitality. Honoring God is not restricted to young people who seem to have unlimited strength and energy. Even in old age, devout believers can produce spiritual fruit. There are many faithful older people who continue to have a fresh outlook and can teach us from a lifetime of experience of serving God. Seek out an elderly friend or relative who can tell you about his or her experiences with the Lord and challenge you to new heights of spiritual growth .”

    1. Encouraging footnotes. Jennifer is a Mother and grandmother and I love how she stays in the learner’s lane. I often see the youngest to the eldest of her family and friends gather to share and learn. Another honorable mention in her short share time saying parents not perfect but the aim to achieve and aspire to follow the teachings of Jesus. It’s like they are living in the footnotes! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

      I love sharing with them the comments I receive about their sharing. They are always so touched and humbled by others input. ♥️♥️♥️♥️

  3. “As summer gives entrance to fall giving Autumn a golden glow;”

    I thought more on what Jennifer Walker Smith shared about that evident fruit in her parents’ lives and looked at what you wrote above, Sara. That prompted me to want to go back and review your chapter on Autumn Season IV from your workbook, Designs of One’s Heart”. Interestingly, the chapter is titled “Autumn Proves Us”. Sara shared stories and poems of her own mother’s fruitful life, connecting Autumn as a time of harvest.

    It sure seems like the time of the year (autumn) that Jennifer chose to share this story, connected to “As summer gives entrance to fall giving Autumn a golden glow;”. Jennifer’s story confirms that her parents’ lives really did illustrate “Autumn Proves Us”. Jennifer spoke to us about their lives, saying: ”this works”…”this affects the world around you in a positive way”…”a life lived for Jesus will reap benefit”…”a life lived for Him is full”.

  4. I heard aquote from Alexander Hamilton which said : “ If you Don’t stand for something you will fall For anything. This is what this family has done. They have taken a stand for Jesus and due to standing for Jesus they have touched many for ThrKingdom of Jesus.

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