……..I found myself worried. I thought my writing career could possibly be over. I know, I know … dramatic much?! I will never forget the conversation I had with my husband as we were preparing to leave. I shared my fears and how I had searched online and couldn’t find ANY Christian writers where we were moving to, and there definitely weren’t any Christian writers’ conferences. I asked if maybe we were making a mistake. His words have stuck with me to this day…….
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Will be writing more about what the Lord did during my time at the Women’s Retreat, but I had a 40 minute layover and wanted to share some of my sights & sounds from my little adventure!
The leaves… their red and brown and orange hues are rich and vibrant. I could swim atop their crisp & crunchy colors. The lush, full trees gently reminded me of Gods goodness. My eyes were overjoyed to see the green rolling hills, the apple orchard, the many pumpkin patches, and the postcard picturesque little red barns. He made all of this for our enjoyment. As we walked downtown and I saw the eclectic variety of people, I was reminded that we are all so unique and different and needed.
The little shops were my favorite. I saw a woman making candy, mixing the caramel back and forth with her giant wooden spoon. I listened to the music players on the street strum a delightful jazzy tune. I smelled the fresh, warm bread. And as I entered the local coffee shop, I inhaled the scent of fresh coffee beans as I listened to the upbeat tempo coming from the speakers. Downtown Saratoga, Vermont, and New Hampshire all delivered many pleasant surprises to my senses. All of which I am delighted to say made me a little more thankful to my Heavenly Father that He is the giver of all good gifts.
James 1:17 (NLT)- Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
Psalm 107:1 (ESV)- Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!