Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Last weekend we went apple picking and pumpkin patch-ing, one of our favorite fall traditions. You'd think there would still be plenty of apples the third weekend in September, but it was a little picked-over! After wandering from tree to tree finding nothing, I saw this yellow beauty hanging in a tree. (Happy dance!) I imagined taking the first crunchy, sweet bite as I reached up to pluck the perfect fruit from the tree...
...aaand *SQUISH* ...
My fingers met a mess of goo as they wrapped around the apple. The front side had caught my eye with its seemed perfection. How verdant! How sweet, I imagined.

Nope. How rotten.

So let me ask--What's your *SQUISH* story? We've all got one. What has managed to catch your eye, only to land you a handful of rot? When was the last time you were enticed, only to see something for what it really was once you could see it from another angle?

Maybe it was buyer's remorse. A relationship that was nothing like you thought it would be. A decision made that appeared harmless on the front end, but was anything but.

LORD, give us wisdom to look at things from all sides before we proceed. What looks enticing on the front side may really be rotten--help us to walk in wisdom and approach what appears perfect with caution. Your Word is perfect, Your way is flawless. And the enemy tries to make worthless and dangerous things visually appealing--even perfect. But give us pause and discernment when we find ourselves wanting what we're convinced is without flaw.

The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways,
but the folly of fools is deception.
There is a way that seems right to a man,
but in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 14: 8, 12


  1. Great post... My mouth dropped open when I read what happened with the apple. YUCK! I have had many situations where I thought something would be lovely only to realize that it was rotten through and through. I love how you tied the Bible verse in.

  2. Oh, and PS: Thank you for the sweet comment on my clothing blog. I'm being totally honest when I say I don't know how to dress...lol. I do the What I Wore/All Dressed Up posts b/c they're fun, but I usually don't have anything fantastic to wear.

  3. Apple picking and pumpkin patching are among my favorite fall activities! Sorry the apples were few! And it's only September! Amazing!
    We definitely have all been in a situation where things turned out to be something less then they appeared. :)