I loved scrolling through your beautiful, hope-filled words. Such an encouragement! Keep up the great work!
So .. three weeks from today, I’ll be in Nashville! Yay!
Registration is still open for our first-ever Five Minute Friday Retreat!
The planning committee has all sorts of exciting things planned — if you don’t have your ticket yet, act fast! Day visitors are also welcome on Saturday.
More details about the retreat can be found HERE.
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This week, our Five Minute Friday prompt is:
In twelve days, we put over 2,500 miles on the car.
It was fabulous.
We hit the major historical sites of New England — an educational tour, of sorts.
We gazed up at the Statue of Liberty in all her glory.
We stepped into history in the halls of Ellis Island, where numbers upon numbers of bodies packed in, peering over shoulders and foreheads in hopes of glimpsing a better life.
We stood solemnly before the 9/11 memorial — a sobering and moving experience. We arched our necks back and gaped at One World Trade Center.
And we remembered.
We walked miles in one of my favorite cities, keeping our feet on the red bricks of Boston’s famous Freedom Trail.
We stepped on battlefields in Concord and on Bunker Hill, where lives were lost, and some spared.
We sat in Old North Church and heard the Declaration of Independence read aloud on the 4th of July. We caught the fireworks from a rooftop deck and oohed and aahed over the booming show.
And all the while, I thanked my God — not only for soldiers willing to sacrifice their lives and fight for our freedom, but most of all, for the gift of His Son.
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