I decided it was time for an old-fashioned, non-controversial post. Top on my list were articles about the St. Louis Zoo and the National Hot Air Balloon museum, but a [very grumpy] person could say the election is already a zoo and the candidates are full of hot air, sooo...instead, here's a post to celebrate the beauty of an Iowan October.
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." --L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
"Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower." --Albert Camus
"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons." Jim Bishop
"There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God;
A place where sin cannot molest, near to the heart of God."
"There is a place of comfort sweet, near to the heart of God;
A place where we our Saviour meet, near to the heart of God."
"There is a place of full release, near to the heart of God;
A place where all is joy and peace, near to the heart of God."
"Oh Jesus, blest Redeemer, sent from the heart of God;
Hold us, who wait before Thee, near to the heart of God."
--Hymn by Cleland B. McAfee
"The Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory:
no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." --Psalm 84:11