Hello, friend. :)
It has been WAY too long. I can't tell you how many times I have started to write, all failing to find the words I want to say. I wanted to write something with meaning. Something that would help change YOUR life. Instead, God has been writing my story in ways I would never have dreamed. In the past months, I have seen a large change in my life.
Fresh air. Blue sky. Green grass. What more could you ask for, right?
My family and I traveled North on Vacation to Salt Fork Lake Park and it was just simply beautiful. We stayed in a cabin on the hillside for four days. After a restless night for me, we hiked the Shadbush trail.. Two miles long. Hilly terrain. And utterly exhausting.
It wasn't until this year, or really this past month, that I really found my "quiet place."
I wanted somewhere that I could go and be alone with God. I grab my Bible, a small notebook, and my favorite writing utensil, then hop on my bike and ride to the quiet and peaceful scenery of the woods. I spend as much time there as I can with the Lord. I do not always have time to stay for an hour; I always seem to be wishing for more time with God.. Isn't that the way it should be?
I remember lying awake one night, hearing the thunder rumble outside, and thinking about all the problems I was facing in my life. Friends, family, school. The list goes on and on!
The white, fluffy, "storybook" clouds are my favorite.
You know- laying in the grass, the breeze carrying bizarre shaped clouds across the sky while you try to imagine what each one could be. Maybe it's a monkey, or a hot-air balloon! Maybe it's a slice of pizza (like the one I'm craving now)! Each one is different. Unique.
God has given me a love for people and a passion to write. I love that the sky shows the creativity of our loving Maker, don't you? I hope you will join me on this journey through life exploring the beautiful creation God has made and the lessons that He is teaching me through it all.