Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Lovely Day, Indeed

God made the forests, the tiny stars, and the wild winds--and I think that he made them partly as a balance for that kind of civilization that would choke the spirit of joy out of our hearts. He made the great open places for the people who want to be alone with him and talk to him, away from the crowds that kill all reverence. And I think that he is glad at times to have us forget our cares and responsibilities that we may be nearer him--as Jesus was when he crept away into the wilderness to pray.

An impromptu trip with my brother and his family to Deleon Springs made for a lovely day, indeed.
It was chilly, but so much fun.  There is so much to be said to be out of the city and suburbs, and near some wide open spaces.
It's good for the soul...


I'm linking up to Heather's Life Made Lovely Monday :)


Adrienne said...

love the photo of the tree branch with moss. i, too, always feel closer to God when away from the distractions of the city. how great is our God!

April said...

Those pictures are great..looks like a great trip!!!

Cindy Swanson said...

What an interesting-looking place...and the PANCAKES! Thanks for sharing your lovely day!

Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

i agree! it is so good for our souls when we sneak away from the noise around us. btw- that pancake restaurant looks awesome!

summer said...

aw, soo pretty! I am literally green with envy, we are entering our brown season here in Idaho, bleh. Idaho is one giant expanse of open spaces, but even being surrounded by beauty all the time, it is still so easy to take it for granted. thanks for reminding me of the simple lovely that exists all around us! visiting from Blessed Little Nest.