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Long story short, this weekend was a spontaneous escape from the city that was much needed from us girls who are all lovers of nature deep down. We went to Seneca Rocks, West Virgina and found this AMAZING house on airbnb at 9pm the night before we were going to leave (yes, it was THAT spontaneous). Seneca House  was the beautiful, unique house we stayed out. Shelly warmly welcomed us into her beautiful home– which she and her friends built from the ground up. She answered our many questions about her life, the house and her handsome dog, Bubba Lou.

We didn’t do much except eat, watch movies and go for a 6 mile trek up the road Seneca House is located on (which was breathtaking, BTW). Doing nothing was exactly what we needed, an escape from reality. It was lovely, with lovely people (and a lovely dog)!


coffee shop sunday

After church, despite all the hustle and bustle of preparing for my trip to Uganda, I decided to relax at a coffee shop in town and just read to calm my mind just for an hour or so. I seem to be filled with excitement and fear. Now since this mornings sermon had a lot to do with fear I feel as if I shouldn’t be fearful of this trip. I know God is in control of every aspect of my travels. But without the fear I am having I would be going into this trip as if I were making it happen, which is not so. There is a fear of the unknown, but God will calm that fear. My fear is not keeping me from going. I will over my fear of whatever is ahead of me. God has been faithful throughout the preparation, nothing will stop him now. I am so lucky to serve a God that will prove faithful and allow me to overcome my fears and grow in him, as his child.

Wednesday will be here before I know it. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for my team and the people we come in contact with. I know I will be changed and matured during this trip. Only God knows what is ahead, and there is beauty in that.

“Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved…”

(quote inspired for this post by Megan L., thank you.)