The Pumpkin Patch Parable – by Chiara Talluto…

Sometimes silence can lead to surrender.

Break the chains of complacency and taking action whatever it might be.

Seize the moment and the opportunity when it is presented.


A few weeks ago, my family and I went to explore an Apple Orchard. At the orchard, we purchased a bag of freshly picked apples, and filled our bellies with hot Apple Cider Donuts and cold-pressed Apple cider.

Across the Orchard was a large pumpkin patch. The field was filled with gigantic pumpkins for the picking. My twelve-year-old daughter and I moseyed over to take a closer look, while my husband and ten-year-old daughter finished up the remaining sweet donuts.

It was windy, the sun was out, and the temperatures hovered above 60 degrees. I had a feeling this was going to be the last of the Indian summer days. The patch was expansive, there were pumpkins of every shape and size. Dried up corn stalks were over yonder, the wind dancing between the stalks. It was eerily quiet everywhere I looked.

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