Friday, February 8, 2013

Camping with God

Camping in local state parks used to be one of my favorite things. Getting away from the busyness of life, no phones, no schedules, just quiet time with my hubby. A campfire in the evening with roasted marshmallows. Cooking outdoors. Fresh air.

One thing I did take with me was my AlphaSmart, a mini word processor which ran on two double A batteries and had a five line display. During the hours when hubby would be at the lake fishing, I would write.

It was easy to remember that my writing was a gift from God as I sat surrounded by all the beauty he created.

There is something comforting about being alone in nature with God. In being immersed in all the beauty he created. So easy to be still and know that He is God.

"How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You." ~~Psalm 139:17-18








1 comment:

Sharon A. Lavy said...

Do you still use the AlphaSmart, Carol Ann? I think my friend Rosanna still uses hers to take notes, but I am not sure since she has an iPad now, if she uses the AlphaSmart or not. The light weight makes either one a blessing and the long battery life of the AlphaSmart would be better for camping. I can see that.

What a wonderful way to connect with God, being surrounded by His creation.