Friday, November 11, 2011

He gives good gifts

I fully intended to write two posts each week. I really did. But living life got in the way of documenting it. And I for one am okay with that once in a while.

Colorado was all kinds of wonderful. For those of you who have never ventured out west, I fully recommend it. Some of my Coloradan friends here have the habit of calling our Chihuahua mountains "hills," and after seeing the mountains of Colorado Springs, I fully understand why. Although I still enjoy our mountains, too.

There is something utterly astounding at the way the Lord unites the hearts of His children. My friend Catie and I were not super duper besties in college, but we have a plethora of shared experiences in our history, namely that we are both followers of Christ, teachers, lovers of all things Southern, big sisters of little Bulldawgs, and graduates of the Early Childhood Education at the University of Georgia. So it was a huge blessing to do life with her a few days.

Catie has a UGA themed classroom. I was enamored.

Jessie Catie and her sweet kindergarten class.

Catie served as a great tour guide as she showed me her favorite parts of Colorado Springs. There were so many sights to see. What struck me about Colorado was the abundance of natural beauty. The mountains are literally always in view because they are just that extravagant.
A beautiful glimpse of autumn's colors.

Rock formation at Garden of the Gods, or as a student calls it "God's Garden." :)

While I loved discovering the entertaining and enthralling aspects of Colorado, the Lord also romanced me with the little things. One of Catie's kindergartners reaching for my hand, as if I were an old, trusted friend. Eating junk food with Amanda while watching Drumline and Friends. Pure, white snow crunching underneath my boots.

Breathtaking, isn't it? View from the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.

“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”
~J.B. Priestley

Pikes Peak in all its glory at 14,115 feet.

So many times throughout the week, I thought to myself, You give good gifts. Thank You for Your gifts. And while entering work again this week was quite a rude awakening, I'll keep on saying it. You give good gifts.

For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.
-Psalm 107:9


  1. Some incredible photos of God's creation. I followed you from (in)courage and want you to know I will be praying for you as you make this decision to teach.
    I also have a weekend blog hop called In Search of Beauty/Photo hop. I'd love you to link this post up if you'd like to.

  2. LOVING these pics...def a gr8 post

  3. Shanda, thank you for your prayers! I will definitely check out your blog, and I would love to link up!

    Ms. Composure: Thanks for your encouragement!



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