mountains

Wherever He Leads….

This past week my husband had a couple of days off and one of the days we decided to go walking on a new trail in the mountains that we found a couple of months ago. It was a hot day and of course we happened to pick the hottest time of day to go. Oops! But thankfully there was a breeze and a little shade as we went along so it wasn’t unbearable. We enjoyed walking and talking and exploring. At one point we even found a little river and a shady place to sit and have a devotion together. It was a wonderful day!
After we finished our hike up the mountain it was time to go back down. I thought this would be so much easier than the steep hike up but as we started our descent I quickly realized that it wasn’t so easy as the trail was full of sand and rocks. Sometimes I felt myself slipping as I walked and could just imagine falling hard on my backside and ending the day in a not so lovely way. My husband and I had been walking side by side and talking but when I started having trouble keeping my balance he offered to walk a little in front of me and then later told me to give him my hand so he would make sure I wouldn’t fall. It was then that it hit me. This walk was a wonderful example and picture of our relationship with God. As we walk through life He loves for us to walk beside Him, talking and sharing our joys and our struggles. But when we start to go through a difficult time and are on a hard path He leads us and guides us so lovingly and even takes our hand to make sure we don’t fall and if we fall He is always there to pick us up and help us to keep going. I was so happy and thankful for this visual aid that helped to remind me of God’s loving care for us. Sometimes I need to see these lessons in a way that I can picture forever.

Thank you, Lord, that You are always near me and there to guide me as I walk through this life. I pray that you will keep me in your care and that I will always keep my hand in yours!

 

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Summer fun

This summer has been so much fun! I can’t believe it’s already August. Where has the time gone?!
Recently I went to a place in the mountains where they have really good sajj. It’s bread made on a dome shaped grill and you can have cheese put on the bread and melted, thyme, or meat. It’s so good and you can eat them with labneh (dried yogurt). So yummy! I went with my husband, his parents, his sister and her family and his other sister. We had the best time!
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A week or so ago I went to this beautiful place by the water where you can sit and look out at the sea and visit with friends. My husband, sister-in-law and I went and spent a lovely evening there. It was lots of
fun and the sunset was beautiful!

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I would like to go back sometime and have dinner at this cute place out on the water. 🙂
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I have been baking a lot recently and noticed a new recipe on Pinterest that sounded good. It’s called a Cinnabon cinnamon roll cake. Needless to say, it was amazing! How could it not be with “cinnabon” in the title. 😉 I have made two in the past week and a half. But I shared both of them of course, though, I definitely could have eaten it all by myself, it was that good.
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Seriously, you should stop what you are doing and make this cake!

This past weekend we went to Ain Dara again and spent the night. It was so nice and quiet and cool there. We had lunch in my in law’s garden and we took a walk and saw the beautiful views in the mountains. It was lots of fun!

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We even had our own little photo shoot on our walk. 🙂
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What a fun way to spend a weekend!
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