Sunday, August 9, 2009

from one extreme to the other

Last year after arriving in Atlanta from Anchorage, I found myself back in the airport bound for Florida within a few hours...and, this year, although it was a few days, I found myself back in the sunshine state after AK again. :) This is quite the could get used to it, too.

We left Thursday for FL with the fam...including, Fran, my mother-in-law (Kenneth drove down once finished with some business in south GA). We spent the weekend in Panama City Beach at the Holiday Inn SunSpree. Nice place...very family/kid friendly atmosphere.

I love having my quiet time with God out on the beach down by the ocean...the sound of the crashing waves takes away all the distractions that life has to offer. There's such power found in those waves, too...not unlike their Creator. I had time to reflect on my time in Alaska, too, sitting there...and dream about what the future may bring. God reminded me of things I need to do differently in life, things that He alone brought about, and things that He has promised to His children. I am blessed to have a God who is alive...who cares about the little and big things in my life...and who made me with a purpose. Me...of all people...

A great time was had by all. Not all of life's questions were answered down by the shore, but I know the One who holds the past, present and future and I am okay because of that and that alone.

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