Loving where you live

Last Sunday afternoon we were aching for some time in the quiet of wilderness and some time at a lake.  In Brevard, our backyard is Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Park, some of the most gorgeous areas in Western NC.  We hiked (walked, really) out to Lake Julia in DuPont for the afternoon, bringing a picnic dinner.  It was so lovely, quiet, peaceful.  Our recent weeks have been busy and harried with moving preparations, and it is so good for us as a family to reconnect in the outdoors, the avenue through which Brandon and I fell in love in the first place.  We hope to pass onto our kids our love for God’s creation.  No matter where you live, it’s important to find fun ways to get out and explore it and enjoy it!  And here, in these beautiful North Caroline mountains, there are certainly no shortages of beautiful and accessible getaways.  Here are a few snaps I took from our time together, marveling over the simple but profound gifts God has given us.  This wild beauty.  These precious children.  Their unique ways and personalities.  The bond between them.  Able bodies.  The uncertain road before us.  Journeying through it all together.  The Gospel that makes sense of everything and gives us rest every day, a foretaste of glory now.  Unspeakable joy, unfathomable grace.

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“Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life.”
{Psalm 23:6 MSG}

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