Dave and I are home from our 17 day car trip to visit family from Florida, to Virginia for 2 hours with a friend, on to Pennsylvania, to Maryland, back up to New Jersey, and down to Georgia. Thank you for your prayers for safety!What a long time to be away from home!
We had wonderful visits with family. Dave's family is filled with the most loving, open, special people anywhere. I am so blessed to be a part of this family.
I would really like to share the beautiful nature we saw. I see God in all things of nature. Do you? Some of the things I miss from Connecticut, where I grew up, are the hills and mountains, and the deep, dark green color of grass.
I am so grateful for digital cameras. You can keep what you want, and delete the rest. Not using up the rolls of film, some of you may not even remember, pre-digital life!
The words to Psalm 98:7-9 really describe what we have seen on this beautiful trip. I kept singing a song that I like from Sandy Patti. I think it is called "How Majestic is Your Name" Please enjoy the photos, taken through the car window, in most cases. Consider how the following Psalm could have been written today from someone seeing these views. Amazing!
"Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy;
let them sing before the Lord, for He comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in equity.Psalm 98:7
Don't you feel closer to Him when you are out in nature...or if you bring nature inside...flowers, plants, small trees and such? What about the sounds of birds singing, or pecking at a tree, squirrels doing acrobatics on your roof? Do those sounds make you think about our Creator? What about the smell of a beautiful rose, or lilac bush? Who else but He Himself, could have created such wonderfully pleasing smells? Have you rubbed your hand across a section of moss, or walked barefoot through water? And, what about the taste of nature? He created the delicious taste of apples, the sweet juicy watermelons, the salty taste of the ocean. I hope you feel as thankful as I do for all of the nature that He put on this wonderful planet of ours! I sang praises up and down the east coast. It just happens naturally. I hope you will each take time to go out into your yard, or park and take in God's gift of nature. Feel it, smell it, taste it, hear it, see it...and Praise Him for it! Go ahead and smell the roses!
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