Tuesday, May 15, 2012

~Reaching the Destination

You might like to read the previous two posts about the trip to The Potter's House before continuing...

In these next moments as you scroll, I pray you will be able to capture the beauty and stillness the Lord desires to enjoy with us each day.

Whether it be in the mountains of North Carolina or the clay hills of MS, He desires our fellowship...

We arrived to this view...

and to the magnificent sound of this

and was greeted by these two precious ladies
Nancy (L) and Pat (R)

Amazing how the Lord has given these
two ladies a place to serve and minister together
to hearts that are ...

desiring a fresh encounter with the LORD.

(sharing from my journal)
clearing the right paths through our hearts and minds

Colossians 1:10
That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves)
in a manner worthy of the LORD,
fully pleasing to him...
growing and increasing in a knowledge of him

removing the loudness & distractions
 [self, fears, pride, outside hinderances.....]
Draw near to God and he will
draw near to you.  James 4:8

move beyond the Past
"I have placed you in the Present [right where you are]"
I have met with you,
mark it, [write it down]
for a rememberance.
your steps are charted...
what peace this brings LORD
 knowing you see
my footprints in front of me
In his heart
a man plans his course,
but the LORD
determines his steps.
  Proverbs 16:9

We spent a weekend renewing
our minds and having our
hearts re-shaped for HIM.

Nancy, Marilyn (my MIL), Pat, & Dianne

But, now you have arrived at your destination:
By faith in Christ you are in a direct relationship with God.
Your baptism in Christ was not just
washing you up for a fresh start.
It also involved dressing you in an adult
faith wardrobe~Christ's life, the fulfillments of
God's original promise.
Galations 3:25-27

more information about
be sure to visit Dianne's blog


Debbie said...

I've been along for the journey! Haven't you heard me yakking from the back seat?

Oh, how I love this post. The photos are gorgeous, and the passages speak to my heart and spirit.

Heading over to Dianne's now to make sure I haven't missed a post.
Hug her for me!

Nava said...

Karen--every photo is beautiful--LOVE the one of the Bible on the rock. Thanks for taking us along on your journey.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful, restful spot to renew one's spirit. Beautiful photos!

Anonymous said...

I have spent some time catching up on your blog...how totally awesome that you got to go to The Potter's House!!!

AND with Dianne...I I have met her in person too. Your pictures are beautiful and your posts are just great. I am very familiar with that part of the country. It is just beautiful, isn't it?!? Thanks so much for sharing about your trip.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

So inspiring ... the photos, the Scriptures ... loved this post.

Nancy said...

Karen, what a blessing it was to have you, Marilyn, and Dianne here at the Potter's House. Each of you encouraged us in different ways and reminded us that God will direct our paths if only we will be quiet and listen....

Your pictures are beautiful and truly reflect the beauty that God created when He spread His hand over the mountains of N.C.

You are a jewel that God has gifted in so many ways and I do hope that we will see each other again. You hold a special place in my heart.....


NanaDiana said...

How wonderful that you were able to go and experience this. Blessings- xo Diana

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

There has been true joy in this journey...thanks for allowing me to peek in and glean what the Lord instilled in all of your hearts. What an awesome God we serve...and you caught the beauty of His creation through your lens.

S. Etole said...

Beauty and refreshing wherever you look.