daring to be colourful

today my hope
lies in this:

a bright yellow leaf

on a white-frosted bridge.
everywhere i look i see
defying winter’s approach
by daring to be



  1. Auntie D said,

    October 23, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Em, what a beautiful visual you gave me this morning! I can see it so clearly in my mind. I love color! May our lives be like that bright yellow leaf, outstanding in the world, displaying Christ’s likeness.
    Lord, help us to be more like Jesus in our walk in your world. May our love for him be visible to those that don’t know him, and also visible to those that do. Amen.

  2. Teneale said,

    October 24, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    My apple tree is still green! I’m still waiting for it to change. But pretty much every other tree around here is bare already. I noticed it yesterday on my way home from work and felt a little sad. Poor trees, with no clothes to cover them during the winter!

  3. Auntie D said,

    October 24, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Brrrrr … imagine us with no clothes for the winter. Talk about totally exposed, eh? ;o(

    Enjoy your day!

  4. October 24, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Beautiful, Emily! I love the boldness of autumn, too. There is a message in it for all of us. Even though our lives are temporary, we can live them beautifully. Every stage and age of life is valuable and we can dare to be bold no matter what trial we’re facing ,or season we’re enduring.
    Just like you are.

  5. November 23, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Lovely! Begs me to ask the question-do we dare to be colorful? – different, alive, free and even flamboyant in a world that seemingly would be more comfortable if we were all the same, fitting into the same niche, responding in unison to issues, sounding the same in our responses and looking the same in how we worship the creator of “the leaves”.

    Your thoughts have given me more freedom today to “Be Me” and not worry about what others around me might think. God has created us all to be unique, beautiful and full of wonder,- overflowing with “Unstoppable Joy.”

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