Friday, November 3, 2017

Sunrise Ridge


Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.

Vacation time is here at last!  My husband, Danny, and I are heading for the Nantahala Mountains in North Carolina next week.  We will be staying at Sunrise Ridge, a cabin we haven't rented since 2010.  So even though we have photos from our first trip to jog our memories, I'm sure there will be new things to notice this time around.

These cabin retreats, with the notable exception of the last debacle, offer both of us the opportunity to reconnect with each other and with our everlasting God.  With His majestic creation surrounding us at every turn, His presence speaks clearly to our hearts, our minds, and our souls.

To better hear God's voice, Danny and I will be going "dark" from Tuesday afternoon until Sunday afternoon when we arrive home.  Yes, we will be checking messages and email on our phones, but I will neither be blogging nor commenting on the blogs of others during this time.  I so need these days to unplug and unwind.

To rest and relax.

To simply be.

With that said, allow me to share some fabulous photos Danny snapped when last we sojourned to Sunrise Ridge.  Enjoy!







May God bless and keep you all!

Amen!

30 comments:

  1. Praying that you have a wonderful holiday and you return home refreshed.

    God bless you all.

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  2. Martha, It looks like you and Danny will be enjoying this much needed "getaway"and soaking up the beauty of God's creation!

    Love and blessings!

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    1. Yes, indeed, we will, Kim! It seems like we've been busier since Danny's retirement than ever before. Just the break we need.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Martha, I sincerely hope and pray this cabin stay will not be like last time and will be relaxing and rejuvenating, bringing both of you closer to God and to each other! Love and hugs!

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    1. Me, too, Trudy! Just to be on the safe side, Danny went to the doctor to have his pacemaker checked out. Everything, praise God, is A-OK!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. I can try to imagine how wonderful this will be for you. Thanks for sharing the good news regarding Danny as well. Have a marvelous time

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    1. I'm glad it is such good news, Carol, and thanks so much for the well wishes.
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Sherri, we will!
      Love and blessings!

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  6. I am praying this time away is truly just that, and nothing more! Such a beautiful place to visit Martha! Danny's pictures are outstanding, love the light over the mountains, and the closeup of the leaf, and the picture of the 2 of you :) May the Lord bless this time together for you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Marilyn! That's what we're praying for, too.
      Glad you enjoyed the photos - Danny really has an eye for photography, doesn't he?
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Our trip to Daytona Beach was a much-needed Godsend. I'm hoping you and Danny reconnect and come back refreshed.

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    1. Thank you, Bill. That's the plan!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. So happy for you and Danny. Praying this trip will be all that you hope it to be, and that you will return refreshed and revived in spirit and health. Love the pictures...what a gorgeous place! Have a blessed and glorious time!

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    1. Thanks so much, Pamela! Hope you all have a wonderful, beautiful and memorable wedding weekend. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Hopefully this trip won't be as scary as the last one. The photos was wonderful

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    1. As Danny just had his pacemaker checked, we are good to go, Jean. Hope we can take more wonderful photos this time around.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Hi Martha! I hope you had such a great, rejuvenating time in Natahala. I just got back from No. Carolina with my sisters, we were in the Asheville area, near the Blue Ridge Mountains. The colors were spectacular, and the weather so good. I'm sure it was the same for you.
    Hope you and Danny enjoyed an incident-free time together!
    Ceil

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    1. Oops! That's this coming week, Ceil. We are so looking forward to it! Glad you were able to see all the glorious fall colors while visiting your sisters. I know that must have been so much fun.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. I spied that rocking chair on the porch, wish I could meet you there for a face to face talk. We have a couple of supporting churches in North Carolina, lovely place. If I remember right that is the state that plants flowers in the mediums on the highways. Enjoy..

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    1. They do plant flowers in the middle of the highway, Betty, and it's absolutely gorgeous in the spring time. Even now, there were many colorful bushes we enjoyed seeing on the way up.
      It was an amazing trip, and now we are home again at last. Hope to share our adventures soon!
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Wow, that cabin looks great! Enjoy your time there. And I'm all for unplugging. I treasure my unplugged time at my cabin every other weekend. (My cabin isn't anything like yours!)

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    1. Galen, this isn't "our" cabin, just one of the many we rent from time to time. I know you treasure your retreats, because we certainly enjoyed ours. It is good to be home, and back in touch with others, but the break was necessary and welcomed.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. A respite in the world of confusion is needed and necessary to face what tomorrow may bring. Enjoy!
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Lulu! Yes, we thoroughly enjoyed our days at the cabin this past week, and the break was so very needed. I know I probably missed one of your posts, but will try to catch up this week if I can.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Oh man, that is wonderful! Enjoy your time away. I'm so looking forward to the next set of pictures. These made me want to go with you two! God bless, sister.

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    1. Floyd, we SO enjoyed our time away. I'm sure I'll be posting a blog in the future recapping our adventures. Danny got some amazing photos, so will be sharing here soon.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Many thanx for visiting my Blog today.

    God bless.

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    1. You are so welcome, Victor. I couldn't read them while on vacation, and was so glad to get back to yours.
      Love and blessings!

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