Monday, September 3, 2012

Directions To Peace

Go on a trip to Tennessee with your mom.

Soak in the beauty of God's creation.


Did I mention the mountains?

See a sign pointing to a quiet walkway.
A short walk on this easy trail offers close-up views, subtle aromas, and the serene quiet of a protect woodland. You will be walking in one of the last great wildland areas in the East, but you won't need a backpack or hiking boots. Take your time. Have a seat on a rock or a log bench. The trail has no particular destination, so walk as far as you like and then return.

Pull over and start on the trail.

Walk until you can't see the road.

Walk until you can't hear the cars.

See a steep hill.
There's a path; I promise.

Climb it.

Find a forgotten cemetery

Wonder at the lives lived by these people. Soak in the silence, the beauty, and the peace.

Return down the hill, over the stream, through the woods, and across the road to your car.
Marvel at the intricacies of God's creation

Remember that He reveals Himself in many ways

Be still and sweet enough to attract butterflies
Return to interact with people

Resume your trip, but carry this peace with you.


  1. What a special week. I am glad I got to share it with you. Mom