Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Weekend Getaway

This past weekend my husband and I had a weekend getaway to a lovely island on the coast of northern Florida. No meetings or schedule to follow--just sightseeing and exploring a different place! We drove around (yes, got lost a few times, but that's okay!), walked on the beach, explored the Historic District, and ate some wonderful food. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing a place we'd never seen before and not having to rush to be anywhere at a certain time. ~ After we arrived back home I was thinking about how important it is for everyone to take some time now and then to bask in God's creation. Relax and look around at the world the Lord has made for us. That also made me think about a passage in my Bible which tells about Jesus taking some time away from the crowds and busy-ness around Him. Since He was perfect but yet also needed time to be refreshed, we certainly need that time---because we are certainly not even close to perfection! I'm very thankful the Lord blessed my husband and me with that wonderful weekend. And...Lord willing---hope to enjoy more weekends like that one in the future! ~ The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Psalm 24:1


MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA said...

I so agree that we need to take time to get away. Having lived close to the beach most of my life, I find a walk along the ocean one of the most re-creative acts I can perform. I have my own special bench facing the Atlantic Ocean where I sit and marvel at the immensity of God.

Thanks for this special reminder.



CatMom said...

Your special bench facing the ocean sounds wonderful, Dr. MaryAnn! Thanks for stopping by my corner! Hugs, Patti Jo