Thursday, October 25

*getting away (burdens in tow)

Do you ever feel like you just need to "get away?" Yeah. I have had one of those kinds of patches, I am sure we have all had one of those kinds of spots in the road from time to time.  I am experienced enough in life to know that I can't change my scenery and loose my issues, burdens or problems.   Due to some disappointing changes in some long standing plans, and after talking to my dear husband, I set out to the foot hills! A place where I could turn off the phone, power it down to be still if need be. 

This is how my days worth of driving started out, along Alabama's roads.

Sometimes life can take you quite by surprise, just remember it doesn't change who God is. Sometimes we struggle a bit along the way as we desperately long to make sense of what is going on in our personal world, just remember God has it all already worked out.  Just an encouragement when things look so wrong, so backwards - we have to believe that He is still in control.  And I don't mean like a last resort thing... even as hard as it is in certain situations you find yourself facing today, we must choose to believe that He is in control.

Somewhere in between Florida and North Carolina, majesty all the way (even Atlanta)

May you find peace in all that you are facing today.  May you start to see things with different eyes if you are finding that you are struggling and stuck at a certain spot.  Whether you are able to change your scenery a bit or not, He is faithful to come and restore us right where we are. It only requires us to surrender. (which can take some of us longer than others - known from my own experiences of course)

Top of Mount Mitchell, NC. Simple stunning. Even though I had a migraine this day, I enjoyed this time abundantly!

 Surrendering daily,



  1. I know this is a serious post, but somehow I could envision myself with a rope over my shoulder dragging my burdens around. You gave me a good visual of what I've been up to myself.

    It's true they do come with us, but you can certainly let Jesus carry the heavy ones for a little

    I'm glad you are able to get away to refresh yourself with God's beautiful country....enjoy.

    1. Yes Bille, so true. It is the "letting" that can sometime be a problem.
      Hugs to you today!

  2. Thanks for the reminder of Who is in control at all times!

    I hope you were able to regroup and that you came back refreshed and ready to tackle whatever life throws at you.

    Beautiful photos!

    1. Yeh, regrouping is sometimes nice but not always possible or even the answer. Thanks, all these pics were taken with my android.. kinda blurry, and not so good quality. I took my Nikon along with me on the trip, but didnt realize the charger cord was not in my camera bag until I got to the mountains. SIGH! But I am grateful for these!

  3. I just said to Nathan yesterday, "I don't know how to get unstuck!" This is definitely something I've been working on over the last year or so. Glad you got to get away (the pictures are beautiful!). The mountains always have a way of clearing the cobwebs for us. I miss living near mountains.

    Next time, swing by my way; I'd love to see you!

    1. I am praying for you along this way as well, this life thing is tuff sometimes! haha. Next time I am in your area, I will do that! Or I just might one day, make the trip on over specifically to have a visit!


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