Friday, August 30, 2013

Freedom

      Bud and I have had our heads in the clouds. Literally. We’ve been in the Rockies since last Sunday taking in fresh mountain air and panoramic views that surely must be stair steps to Heaven.       

       We toured the Pueblo ruins at Mesa Verde, went four-wheeling on a road built between Durango and Silverton in the 1800’s (Yes, the mini boulders that probably broke many wagon wheels and axles are still there), and have taken a few scenic drives that offer a variety of colors and mountain peaks. We plan to return to Creede in the morning to observe their Hot Air Balloon Festival.
          God allows us these sabbaticals, and we are so grateful for the one we’ve had this week. However, the freedom we’ve experienced has been a little bittersweet as some we love are dealing with serious health issues and others with difficult decisions in their lives and in the lives of others. 
          We look forward to being home again in a few days when it’s time to return to the “real world” where prayers are requested and answers sought. There’s more work to be done for God’s earthly kingdom, and while we can’t solve any of the problems, we can join with them in prayer and offer friendship and support. And watch with them for the call to eternal freedom and joy.
 
"Let us not lose heart in doing good,
for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
So then, while we have opportunity,
let us do good to all people, and especially
to those who are of the household of the faith."
(Galatians 6:9,20 NASB)

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6 comments:

Joanne Sher said...

Beautiful pictures - and an important reminder for ALL Of us. Thank you, dear Nancy, for sharing - and praying for the requests on your heart - AND for an enjoyable end to your vacation in the clouds :)

Nancy K. Sullivan said...

Thank you, Joanne. We missed the (very) early lift off of the hot air balloons, but Creede is such a beautiful place and we enjoyed hanging out and visiting with the friendly people. It's been a wonderful week :)

Barbara Lynn Culler said...

Sounds like a wondrous and fun time! Looks beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.

J'nell Ciesielski said...

What a beautiful vacation. Those mountains are truly awe inspiring.

Karla Akins said...

Awesome. And what a blessing to have a sbabatical!

Karlene Jacobsen said...

I'm so grateful for those sabbaticals. And they seem to come at just the right moments or we may snap from the pressure of the "real world". And yours was laced with so much beauty!

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