Monday, April 19, 2010

A Weekend Packed Full Of God and Nature

I had such an amazing time this past weekend at the womens retreat in Natural Bridge, Virgina. Little did I know that I was not only in for a weekend of fun and fellowship and seeing God move, but I saw sights of nature that took my breath away.

Here are just a few of the pictures I took of the natural bridge made by the hands of God, and some of the beautiful fresh streams running through it:






It truly was beautiful. An awesome reminder of the beauty that God blessed us with He created the world. Its not that often that I take a whole afternoon just to stroll around in the woods and enjoy nature, and it truly blessed my heart.

To be honest, I am surprised my heart could take any more blessing! My heart was filled up to the brim this weekend through seeing how God was working and moving in the hearts of so many women. Nothing is more motivating and uplifting than to see women cry tears of joy, as Gods truth of unconditional love and forgiveness melts their hearts.

To all the ladies of Old Dominion Baptist, thank you for embracing me this weekend and making me feel like a part of your wonderful group of sisters in Christ. Smiles and hugs to all of you.

Now that spring is full swing, maybe we can focus this week on setting aside time to not merely drive past by Gods beautiful nature, or look at it through our kitchen window, but to actually devote time to really enjoy it. Think about somewhere in your town or state where you can really slow down the pace of life, and just sit back and relax, while breathing in the smells and sounds of all the newlife that spring blesses us with each day. What better way to praise God this week for who He is, by remembering all that He created as well, which is something we all too often take for granted.


Psalm 145:5 They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.


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1 comment:

KELLY WILLIE said...

Beautiful pictures! Thankful you were able to experience God's wonders. We have a pond at our home and one of the most relaxing things I can do is go sit by the pond and thank God for all the beauty he has provided us with. I hope I never take any of it for granted! Your friend ~kelly~