I’ve been hit and miss with blogging lately due to a wonderful vacation with my hubby. We decided to take a road trip to Colorado, both to escape the cares of life and the lingering summer heat.
Here is one of our first glimpses of mountain bliss…
We found a quiet garden where we let ourselves be still for a while, breathing in the fresh air and our lovely new surroundings –
Our hearts opening up like this flower to receive God’s gift of rest…
Vacations, the right kind, are like stumbling upon the fountain of youth. They are healing and life-giving. We tried to drink it all in, knowing that our few days here might be hard to recall after our return to “the real world”.
But I’m reminded that the real world is not the one filled with the frenetic activity we call living – it is this. Seen clearly in stillness. We hear it in the silent places, where spirit connects with Spirit and the soul runs free.
So we took the first snapshots with our eyes, recorded them on mind and heart film and then used our digital camera as backup.
Because we do not want to forget…
God, please help us to remember.
“He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate.” Psalm 111: 4 NIV
Is that why God has to constantly remind us how much He loves us? I guess there is so much negativity in the world around us and in our own minds at times that He graciously keeps whispering in our ear the truth about how special we are to Him. The truth about who we are and that we have great value in His eyes.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of starving on lies. I want to feast on truth. Because the truth about lies is, well, they’re just that. Lies! That’s why I was so moved by Mary Demuth’s life-giving words which I read today in her blog post.
You can click the link above to read it for yourself. I hope you will because I know we all need to be reminded.
And aren’t we glad God keeps those reminders coming?
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