Wednesday, May 9, 2012

~the journey to The Potter's House

Anticipation and Preparation filled
the days and weeks prior to April 26th ~

My mother-in-law, Marilyn, and I definitely knew the
Lord had gone before us and prepared
the way for the trip to The Potter's House.
We both shared such a peace
as we made plans.

And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee;
 he will be with thee,
 he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee:
 fear not, neither be dismayed.
Deuteronomy 31:8
The desire to invite someone along for the journey
was shared by both of us.  We asked the Lord to
send us someone to share in the adventure and
was the designated guest ~ amazing
how God worked! 
Dianne shares more in-depth how
it all came about.  

Dianne drove in from Little Rock, AR
on Wednesday afternoon and the
three of us, departed from my home
for North Carolina on Thursday morning. 

We made quite a few stops along the way to stretch the legs
and snap a few pictures ~
(I believe Dianne's love for churches & clouds has rubbed off on me)
so sit back and enjoy scrolling through
 the first day of our trip

Mashulaville Baptist Church ~ Noxubee County
10 minutes from my house  :-)

Everhope Plantation - Eutaw, AL
 circa 1852

~ ~ ~
Later that afternoon, we stopped
 in the lovely little town of Athens, TN
 to spend the night.
Athens is about an hour outside of Chattanooga.

McMinn County Courthouse
Athens, TN

This was the fellowship/activity building of
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

years meshing two hearts
and HIS love binding new found friends

loved the rocking chairs on the porch

the journey is more fun when
traveled with those of kindred spirits ~

Thank you for being patient with my posting.
I have been enjoying time with company
and doing some projects, before the hot
summer sets in.
Be watching for my next post -
Part 2 of the Trip


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This whole trip is just so awesome...what a balm from the Lord to you all...such a joy to read about it...a true gift from God.
Your pictures are just wonderful

Pamela Gordon said...

I love these photos of the white churches/buildings and the blue sky. I thought there were a lot of strange and hard to pronounce places here in Canada! I have a hard time wrapping my tongue around the ones you mentioned. LOL I'm glad you enjoyed your time away. Blessings, Pamela

NanaDiana said...

What beautiful, beautiful photos and places you have visited. How wonderful that you found the perfect traveling companion. xo Diana

Jana Endris said...

I've been anxious to read about your journey! Love the pics. Can't wait to read more. love ya.

Sandy said...

So blessed to have met you and your sweet mother-in-law. It's a day I don't think I will ever forget!
The Lord bless you, dear Karen.
Love & Prayers,

Glenda said...

Beautiful pics .... especially the window shots! I'm sure the entire trip was filled with beautiful moments!

Nancy said...

What a journey the three of you took and I am so glad to have been a stop along the way.....It was wonderful having you, Marilyn, and Dianne at the retreat.. Pat and I were blessed so much by the three of you and so glad God brought us all together.....You are three special ladies.....

Nava said...

Oh--I love the one looking in the window where we can see the pew--I have to go back and look at the again. Beautiufl.