Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Homespun Devotions-A Treasure


Good morning friends, I hope you are all well and enjoying the changing of the seasons! One of the many blessings of the blogging world is that you get to know some incredible people. Over the years you feel like they are family and even though you haven't met, there is a kindship you share. I've followed Cheryl Smith for years, can't tell you how many exactly. I feel like I've known her for decades.  Cheryl is a remarkable woman of faith, wife, mother, friend.  Her outlook on life is one of quietness and strength.
When she first posted about her new book, I was immediately drawn to it, due to the quilt and the guitar.  Her writings draw you into a quieter time without the distractions of our world today. I have imagined sitting with Cheryl sipping tea or coffee and just sharing heart to heart. Her devotions are like that; they are stories of everyday life, blessings and trails and how Jesus met her in each place.  Let there be no mistake though, Cheryl is a fierce prayer warrior and tiger when necessary.  She has written another book called Biblical Minimalism: Following Jesus from a Life of Abundance to a More Abundant Life.
This dear friend has such an encouraging way about her and it shows on the pages of her devotional book. The chapters are short and cause you to stop and think about the lessons learned.  I can pick up this book whenever I feel the need to draw closer to the Lord; she inspires me to dig deeper in the Word and spend time alone with Him.  This is available on Amazon and you won't be disappointed!  
Blessings to you!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Hello Fall

Hello friends, I'm not even going to try to make any excuses for why I haven't been around; just decided to show you. This last week we went camping up in northern Wyoming, to an area we hadn't been to before. It was quite the drive-7 hours and the elevation of the campground was 8,300+'. It was so beautiful! I thought you'd enjoy the photos. We hiked around the lake two days; the afternoon we got there was so cold and cloudy that we just had dinner with our friends and caught up on their camping adventure from the last two weeks.  You will notice the sky was absolutely clear, no smoke at all. This is the road in the campground....stunning.

This is the tail end of the lake we hiked around. Actually part of the trial went through marsh type grasses.
I always take old clothes to wear, but we will be adding more items-hats and gloves to our trailer for our next trip.  
Hubby and our friend with our two little white dogs. Hunter loves their Havenese-they get along so well.
Hunter after the walk-so tired.

We so enjoyed camping with our close friends, eating good meals and even watching a couple of movies-who does that camping? Well if it is freezing outside, we do.  Yesterday was a long drive home, due to Wyoming's notorious winds.  Had to stop for gas more than usual, due to the winds. Our vehicles were really working hard.  We decided we'd love to go back, but stay longer and hopefully have two kayaks with us to put in the lake.  Lots of fishing happening, but we don't fish.  
I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the change of season.  Stay healthy friends.