I can hear the sound of water rushing from a nearby mountain stream, and the family is scattered around the cabin. We will be having family Bible time very soon. Itâ€™s beautiful and peaceful here.
The morning started off with personal Bible time, and after breakfast, we gathered for a church service. Dad shared from Psalms 106, and I personally felt convicted in the area of needing to not murmur and be grateful. If something doesnâ€™t go the way I would like it to, do I thank the Lord for that opportunity or do I complain? I might be thinking Iâ€™m doing great not to complain out loud, but doing it in my heart is the same thing!
We were on our way up into the mountains a little after 2 p.m. It was a two hour drive, and as we drove the familiar road, excitement was building. We have many good memories of years gone by of family trips here. This time, since our family has expanded, weâ€™re staying in a large cabin with enough beds for everyone! After everything was unloaded, we headed to the ponds to kayak. At one time or another, all had an opportunity to be on the water, except for Bethany :-).
Since we are at a high elevation, we are making sure to drink a lot of water to avoid the dreaded altitude sickness. It is a joy to be together: all fourteen of us. We have much to be thankful for.
“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.” (Psalms 48:1)