Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The U Poem

Hey there!

I wanted to share a really neat poem with you all that I found in my drafts the other day.  It's called: 

The U Poem

Before U were thought of or time had begun, 
God even stuck U in the name of His Son.
And each time U pray, you'll see it is true,
You can't spell JesUs and not include U.

You're a pretty big part of His wonderful Name,
For U, He was born, that's why He came.
And His great love for U is the reason He died;
It even takes U to spell crUcified.

Isn't it thrilling and splendidly grand,
He rose from the dead, with U in His plan?
The stones split away, the gold trUmpet blew,
And this word 'resUrrection' is spelled with a U.

When JesUs left earth at His upward ascension, 
He felt there was one thing He just had to mention.
"Go into the world and tell them it's true,
That I love them all - Just like I love U."  


Isaiah 31:3
The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Mother-Daughter Trip

Happy Saturday! 
This is a long overdue post, but I'm finally sharing about a trip my mommy and I took earlier last month. :) Hope you enjoy! 

On the morning of May 10th, my mommy and I left for a mother-daughter trip to South Carolina. A young lady we know was getting married at Pretty Place in Cleveland, S.C. on Friday. That evening, we arrived in Greensboro. A couple from our church lives there and they graciously allowed us to stay with them. The next morning, we drove up to Cleveland.

This was my first time driving in the mountains - it was pretty fun!
On our way up the mountain to Symmes Chapel, there was a pull-off spot at which we stopped for a few minutes.
This place is appropriately named Bald Rock Heritage Preserve. The whole top of the mountain is covered with graffiti, but the overlook is just amazing.

 Here's Symmes Chapel...

The wedding went beautifully even though it did rain for a very short time during the ceremony.
 The wedding reception was held at Table Rock Lodge in Pickens which was about a 40 minute drive from the chapel.

Table Rock Mountain was clearly visible from the deck of the lodge and it overlooked a serene lake.
On Saturday, the 11th, mommy and I drove to Table Rock State Park and took a hike. 

This was at a pull-off spot on the way to the park...



The trail we chose was Carrick Creek. It was a pleasant hike with many pretty flowers and beautiful waterfalls. 

Bald Rock Mountain...we visited it once more after the hike at Table Rock Mountain.
This is what the mountain looks like from the bottom, on a trail.

We spied this waterfall along the road as we traveled toward Greensboro. It was such a beautiful, neat place. There were two little kids and a dog playing in the pool.

 On the left side of the waterfall, there were these steps. (They are where the person in the blue is standing in the picture above.) At the top there was another waterfall.

There was a little ice cream shop called Dillard's that we stopped at. My mom and I both agreed that it was the BEST ice cream we've ever had! If you're ever in that area, I highly recommend making a pit stop for some ice cream. :)

 On Sunday we headed south for home. A stop was made to attend a small church...and meet one of my blogging friends! I was thrilled to meet Bri from Forget Not His Benefits. She is just the sweetest thing and we had a lovely time talking.  :) 
 Since it was Mother's Day, the church passed out roses to all the mothers.

For lunch, we ate at this little place called Olde House Cafe. It's owned by a Christian couple and was nice to hear hymns playing in the background. :)

A little later, we took a detour and drove around the historic downtown of Charleston. 
We didn't arrive in Winter Garden, Fl. until late at night. Sarah's friend from college, Anna, lives in Winter Garden and she had brought Sarah home with her from college. So we stayed Sunday night there. Monday morning, Anna and her mom took us downtown where we visited Zion's Hope. Our family has received Mr. Rosenthal's magazine, Zion's Fire, for years, so it was neat to be able to visit the place.

 The Silver Shekel shop is on the bottom floor. We all were able to take a tour of the second story, where the offices and studio are located. We even had the privilege of meeting Marvin Rosenthal as well as his son.
 And that concluded our vacation...what a fun and special time it was! :) 

For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone. Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name. I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. 
~Psalm 86:10-12