Today was one of those mornings. Nothing in particular wrong, just didn't feel right. So after I hurriedly got the kids off to school ( I woke up way after the alarm!) I ran an errand and then stopped off at the house. I came in grabbed my camera, and a drink and was off. I just need to to clear my head. I decided a walk at the Celery Bogg would do it. So as I listened to the sounds of the ducks, geese, and other animals in the woods I started to feel more peaceful. I looked around me at all the amazing things, down to that turtle I almost stepped on. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed, insignificant, or not important. But as I took in my surroundings it became crystal clear that God has a plan for all of us. His plan may not be our plan or even on the same map as ours. It is sometimes hard to see the "big picture" when it seems everything is spinning out of control. Sometimes we just need to stop take a look at the beauty around us and know that everything is going to be okay.
I have had this scripture on my heart as well:
" And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." Romans 5:2-5
Here are some of the photos I took this morning.