Stephen's grandparents build a home there in 1968.
It has been a place for their family to go, love, spend time together & make memories for all the years in between then and now.
I love it up there. The crisp breeze, mornings on the porch with my coffee & bible in hand, homemade meals around the table.
It's just a place to get away and be with family & most importantly be with God.
God & I had some good talks that week on the porch, while fishing at the lake, and time spent at the super cozy coffee shop in town.
I could hear myself think while we were there.
I could hear God. I could feel Him.
My sister friend Chloe made us these bracelets before we left for Africa.
She chose the verse and I thought it was sort of random.
That week I spent a lot of time reflecting on what it means to
"Be still & know that I am God"
and honestly, since I've been home - I haven't had much time to think about it.
We NEED time away, time alone with God, time to hear Him!
It's my prayer that I will spend more time listening to Him.
Whether that means turning all my electronics off, going out to the country for the day, or whatever - I need more time like that. Alone with Him.
I will make it a priority.
I'm praying that on my trip to Africa next week (yes, story is STILL TO COME!) I will hear Him. I know that in Africa, His voice is NOT drowned out.
I can't wait.
Let's all take time this week to hear Him.
Fast from TV for the day. Or facebook. Or texting.
Whatever we have to do!
Let's BE STILL & know that He's God.
He WILL be exalted among the nations, exalted among the earth.
More images from our trip on my photo blog:
PS- I am SO excited about all my new friends from my guest post on Casey's blog yesterday! Can't wait to go through everyone's blogs tonight & add to my google reader :)