September Smiles


September 29

Can I just say, September flew? Here I am at another month-end, ready for October bonfires and pumpkins and coffee.

But first, here are a few things that made me happy in September:

The Gray Havens

This husband-wife duo has been making music I love for a long time. This month, they came to St. Louis and I convinced my family it would be a concert worth attending. (It was.)

Songs I especially like: This My Soul and Not Home Yet

The Habit (newsletter, podcast, and webinar)

Jonathan Rogers is an excellent writing teacher and this month I’ve enjoyed his weekly email newsletter (The Habit). I also got to jump on his monthly webinar and have been listening to a few podcast episodes with other writers.


Besides podcasts, I’ve also listened to some incredible sermons this month by Alistair Begg and John Piper.

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Confession: I’ve never completely read The Lord of the Rings. After finishing The Fellowship of the Ring a few years ago, I planned to read through the trilogy. Well, now I’m back to work on that goal. And in a way, I’m glad I waited. As a writer, I’m beginning to see the beauty and poetry of Tolkien’s story like I haven’t before.

Long walks

Autumn is a superb season for exercise, fresh air, and savoring God’s creation. I am so enjoying long walks in my neighborhood each morning.

What did you enjoy about September? Leave a comment and let me know!


4 thoughts on “September Smiles

  1. Autumn walks are so wonderful! All of the autumn smells and sights and sounds…

    Lord of the Rings are my FAVORITE books ever!! I am so glad that you’re enjoying them!! Tolkien is a master at wordsmithing and worldbuilding. 🙂

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  2. I keep wanting to go on early morning walks but it’s too dark out! Haha

    I’m loving pumpkin spice lattes and sweater weather and wearing boots! I also loved getting to see Bethany and her family this month!


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