Almost Autumn

It’s almost Autumn. I can see the signs of it’s coming.

What? No, no. It has nothing to do with leaves turning colors or the chilly nights.

No, I see it in the stores.

 

Yep, when the Christmas decorations come out, you know Autumn is just around the corner!

“A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.”

~ Irish Proverb ~

About kaystrom

Kay Marshall Strom, who am I? Well, I’m a traveler, a railer against social injustice, a passionate citizen of the world. I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. I’m a 21st century abolitionist who speaks out against slavery of all kinds. I am a beach walker and a gardener and the off-key singer of songs. I’m a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend. Most people, though, know me as a writer and a speaker. So here is a bit more about that part of my life: Of my 43 published books, seventeen have been translated into foreign languages, and two have been optioned for movies. My writing credits include magazine articles, books for children, short stories, television scripts and two prize-winning screenplays. I love to write, and speak, about topics close to my heart. I speak at seminars, retreats, writer’s conferences, and special events throughout the country. And because I enjoy travel, I even speak on cruise ships. Because I don’t see how a writer can really reflect another people and land without spending time there, I’ve been trekking through India, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, Sudan, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt, Japan and South Korea, tape recorder and camera in hand, to gather stories from the world-wide family of God. Thanks to my “virtual friendship” with John Newton, 17th century slave ship captain turned preacher, I traveled through Ireland. In West Africa I toured an old slave fortress off the coast and saw a tiny set of baby manacles bolted to the wall. I was struck dumb. From that horror came a story question, and from that question, my foray into fiction: The Grace in Africa trilogy. Come join me as I travel and rail against injustice. Maybe you will choose to be a 21st century abolitionist too.
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7 Responses to Almost Autumn

  1. Jeanette says:

    Our favorite Christian radio station sneaked Christmas music in twice last week. I know there was a purpose behind it–something about trying to cool off–but I still couldn’t deal with it. Both times, Nathan and I screamed, “NO!!!” and raced to turn it off.

    I’m surprised that some stores don’t try to work Christmas in even earlier by making Santa part of a swimsuit display. Or placing Frosty in the sunscreen section, just as a subtle reminder that it might be hot and sunny now, but winter is coming and you know what that means!

  2. kaystrom says:

    Yikes, Jeanette, don’t give them any ideas!! 🙂

  3. Jean Stewart says:

    Oh, isn’t it so? Growing up, Christmas didn’t come until after dinner on Thanksgiving when we’d all go to downtown Atlanta to see the lighting of the big tree and sing carols together in the street. Ahhh, those were the days. And you know I’m getting old if I revert to that cliche, but it works perfectly.
    Meanwhile, it’s 104 here–so I’m not too worried about Christmas yet and avoid stores that have it all set up. Remember the one dept. store that doesn’t (didn’t) put any decorations out until the day after Thanksgiving? Of course, the employees have no Thanks to be giving. Life changes…sigh.

    • kaystrom says:

      104 degrees? Yikes! Nope, you shouldn’t be giving a single thought to Christmas. But you sure are right about life changing~

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