Thursday, August 30, 2012
WE GOT HOME LAST NIGHT FROM A WONDERFUL TRIP TO THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY. WELL, IT STARTED OFF PRETTY ROUGH....A FLAT TIRE (AND BY THE WAY, IT WAS A NEW TIRE,)IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. HAD TO WAIT FOR 2 HOURS FOR THE AAA TO COME, THEN A 2 HOUR ADVENTURE TO WALMART FOR A NEW TIRE. WE WERE THANKFUL TO FIND A PLACE TO PURCHASE A TIRE ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON. WE GOT SO VERY LOST TRYING TO FIND THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FROM BREVARD. DON'T KNOW WHY IT WAS SO DIFFICULT THIS TIME, BUT WE FINALLY ARRIVED AT THE MT. PISGAH INN ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY. WOKE UP TO CLOUDS NESTLED IN MOUNTAIN VALLEYS AND COOL WEATHER.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I can remember the day I really packed up my heart to run away. I was a young mom with a 10 year old son and a four year old daughter and the wife of a hard working, gone a lot, husband. I just couldn’t do “it” anymore. I did not really know what “it” was supposed to look like but I sure had been searching. I remember writing a letter to my husband about apathy, a new word in my vocabulary, but one that was being spoken often to my thoughts. I did not know where I was headed, but I remember just wanted to run away somewhere, anywhere! I actually was physically packing for my church’s lady’s retreat that was being held in the North Georgia mountains. I do not remember the exact location of the event. I do know that in my running away from home and all the frustrations there, I found the roadmap that would help me on my pilgrimage. A pilgrimage to the heart of God. So, because the Lord keeps showing me the word “path” in my daily life, I am going to follow His leading. Seems like every day in my daily devotional and scripture readings, my “visual” learning process is being nudged. Doodling drawings, paintings, words on paper, photography……here I go. No longer running away, but walking beside the Lord, holding His righteous right hand. Can’t wait to see where He is leading me. On the road again. Xxoo 8/23/12