Among the Dead

Among the Dead

My family, friends, and I went to the Yellow Daisy festival this weekend at Stone Mountain Park, and then did a sunset hike up the mountain afterwords.  Along the way, we found some of the yellow daisies for which the festival was named. 

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This one in particular captured my attention and I took a picture of it—because there was just one flourishing among the dead. 

It reminded me of the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37:

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Road Trippin’ Part Six

Road Trippin’ Part Six

Okay y’all I’m so sorry this wasn’t posted this morning.  As you’ll probably have noticed if you follow me on Instagram, I went out of town this weekend.  I just got back in town after 2 am, and stayed at my friend’s house instead of going all the way home, so I just got home about 2 hours ago and have been unpacking.  I started writing this on the ride home last night but ended up falling asleep! Anyway, some friends of mine and I made a trip to Richmond, Virginia for another friend’s birthday party.  We stayed at her house and had ourselves a marvelous time.  The birthday party was held about 30 minutes away from her house, and we had so many adventures just getting to where the party was held that I just have to tell! Of course, there was a spiritual parallel to be seen if we looked.

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Another Update/Road Trippin’ Part 5

Another Update/Road Trippin’ Part 5

I normally try to do a devotional post on Mondays, but last week and this week, I’ve been more in the “update” mode.  Perhaps it’s because I haven’t written all these posts out ahead of time like I did previously this summer.  You may notice that this post isn’t coming out in the 9 o’clock hour, as I aim for my posts to normally do.  That’s because this has been a spur-of-the-moment week this week.  Incredibly spontaneous, it’s been a week juxtaposing “Be still” and “Go”.

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Road Trippin’ Part 4

Road Trippin’ Part 4

I went on a road trip this past weekend towards a destination I had mixed feelings about. I didn’t know what it was going to be like when I got there and I was mostly afraid of the unknown. We were traveling through the countryside and I was praying as we went along. As I looked out the window I saw rows and rows of crops–corn, I believe–growing. From a distance, it all looked to be one big, intimidating mass of growth–no beginning, no ending, just growth and growth and growth and it was easy to get scared at the vastness of it. Continue reading “Road Trippin’ Part 4”

Road Trippin’

Road Trippin’

I love road trips, particularly ones where I don’t have to drive, because it gives me time to look out the window and daydream.  I love imagining what the landscape would have looked like before it was settled by humans, back when the animals would run wild and the plants grew wherever they wanted to.  I love imagining the wild freedom the land had before civilization took over.  I love admiring God’s creation and the marvelous job He did.  It fascinates me how some places are as flat as flat can be, while others are full of hills and mountains and the road curves around steep drop-offs and goes over rivers and streams.  I love watching as the sun rises and the fog lifts over the landscape.  I love the quaint country roads and the magnificent structure of bridges and highways.  I love following wherever the road leads, whether it’s planned or unexpected. Continue reading “Road Trippin’”