I am writing from Utah tonight as we travel to the more southern parts of our country to take in some of the wonderful beauty of fall here and other places before we settle into winter in Minnesota. Today the weather was beautiful getting to 61 degrees after beginning our day in Colorado at 27 degrees and snow in the mountains. I think we have left the snow now and are looking forward to more sun in the days ahead–tomorrow we will hike around Arches National Park–should be great! One can hardly take in the grandeur of this place–the high red rock peaks, the brilliant yellow Aspens–it’s too much!
Today is All Saint’s Day and I had hoped to get this off to you sooner, but the internet isn’t always available. On this day we usually think of holy people who have lived outstanding lives and that is good to emulate some of them as we are able. But I am here to say that each of you is a “saint” in your own rite. That is because we have the possibility of living a good and holy life as our God intended. Being a saint is really about God loving us and we loving God in return, trying to do our best to be the best that we are capable of. If we strive each day to do that, we don’t need to be canonized, we simply need to live fully each day! So……
Finally, just a gentle reminder to all that this weekend we need to set our clocks back one hour to get wherever you/ me may be going on Sunday! Enjoy!