Loving One Another

Welcome October!


Welcome October!

T’is a month of pumpkins and spice
A month for Halloween candy
A month to plan your costume
When sheets are mighty handy

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T’is a month when ghosts and goblins
And weird imaginations
Concoct front porch scenes
With spiders and smoky stations

Photo by Heorhii Heorhiichuk on Pexels.com

Just as people try to create
Wonders strange and unique ,
Look at what our Creator did –
Come and take a peak!

No one should begin to suggest
These were formed accidentally.
No, it took a God with humor –
To do this so creatively!

What do you think this is?
Look at its funny beard:
Weird, huh? It’s an ant’s face magnified at least 500 times!
And while we are admiring our Creator’s sense of humor,
take a look at this split-colored lobster!!

Our Creator’s imagination is beyond imagination!
Have you ever seen a curly-haired horse?

Well, now you have!
The coat on a poodle is a lot like this, don’t you think?

When I was a kid, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. We planned for months what our costumes would be. One year I was two things… from the front I was a princess and when I turned around, I was a cave man. How my mom created that, I have no idea. Halloween used to be safe and fun and creative. People made popcorn/caramel balls and cupcakes and candied apples – and no one was afraid to eat what you received. No one was afraid to go alone as a bunch of kids after dark!

Photo by Thirdman on Pexels.com
Photo by Thirdman on Pexels.com

Connection and Wholeness

Yes, we are necessary to one another! If we are going to return to the safety of connection and wholeness, we need to seek to return to the people God made us to be.

We are more unique than an ant, a lobster, or a transparent fish! We are more intelligent and exceptional than a curly-haired horse. Our memories are better than theirs, too.

We need to remember what it felt like before COVID-19. Remember our connectivity. Remember when the world was a safe place for kids to Trick-or-Treat alone after dark. Remember when people knew all their neighbors by name – and people relied on one another.

Remember how creative our Creator is. If He can make an ant with that kind of face, a lobster with those characteristics, and a fish that’s transparent and that exists as an individual and as part of a larger organism, He can help us to emerge a better people when this pandemic passes. Pray for that! Trust in His creative powers.

I need you!
We need one another!
Thanks for visiting JanBeek.
Have a safe and creative October.


See ya tomorrow.
Love, JanBeek

Comments on: "Welcome October!" (10)

  1. Thanks for those remarkable photos. At first, they didn’t look real. The horse looked like it was made of yarn. The ant looked like a space monster from a SciFi film. I never know what I’ll find on your blog, but I’m always glad I visited.

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  2. Both amusing and humbling all creators by comparison

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  3. The Halloween Song is precious! My childhood memories of Halloween share images of a crowded neighborhood of goblins and more, hurtling to as many houses as possible, and always grateful for a regular-sized Hershey bar. Halloween arrived well before the change back to standard time so darkness showed up early, and in Billings this usually meant a chilly night.

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  4. Elaina Colby said:

    What an adorable song you sang at the end of this blog. I just love you so much! 🥰

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  5. Those Sea Salps are remarkable Jan.. I doubt much tick or treating will be happening here in lockdown regulations in the UK which have got stricter here of late..
    And yes October.. Where oh where did September go??
    Love and Hugs and enjoy your Autumn dear Jan ❤ ❤

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