Monday, October 4


Tomorrow, we will be embarking on an 11-day journey to the
Great Smoky Mountains!
 We will be attending my cousin Baron's wedding on Sunday, plus vacationing on the way and back.

Much of our time will be spent in the great outdoors, as we are taking an RV, and camping some of the time. My family usually takes a camping trip around this time of year, and it always seems to be a time of spiritual refreshing for me. There is something about being out in nature that causes me to feel closer to God... I love that special time of communion with Him! This year I am especially excited due to the fact that we are going to one of the most beautiful parts of God's creation!! I know we are going to have a great time!
I will be sure to take lots of pictures and post about our trip when we return.

In the mean time, we would appreciate your prayers for the safety of everyone traveling to the wedding, and for blessings in the marriage of Baron and Amy.

I'll leave you with the lyrics to a song that's been on my heart all day...

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of Glory died;
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it Lord, that I should boast,
save in the death of Christ, my God;
all the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down.
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.

Text: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748   Music: Lowell Mason, 1792-1872

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