Friday, June 24, 2016

Holy Rest

linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "rest." I'm doing this on my phone so you'll have to forgive the errors etc.

The water lapping against the rocks. The rain clouds peering over my head. Huge rain droplets falling on my head. I get up and move to a table under the awning. This is holy space; a space to rest and take in the amazing awesomeness of God's creation.

Yesterday we hiked; first Copeland Falls; then Calaypso cascades. The mist off the cascades permeates the air. We begin our descent down. It goes so much faster. Even this hard hike doesn't feel like work. There is something so restful about taking in God's glorious masterpieces of creation.

I don't have much cell service when I'm here. That is one of the things I love about this place. I get to learn and not worry about what is happening back home. After class, I sit on the porch, pull out my colored pencils and adult coloring pages. I create and color. It's so restful! 

I read the latest book I'm reading and let the words wash over me. A holy rest; full of peace and promise and hope!!

I'm still sitting here. The clouds have parted a little. The cool lime refresher cleanses my palate. The sun is beginning to peak through. I think I'll enjoy this and sit here a little longer. 

For it is in this place; in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, that I find my peace; find my rest!!

14 comments:

  1. I'm glad you're finding rest in such a beautiful place. I also find it refreshing to have time to rest and enjoy God's creation.

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  2. Beautiful! You make me want to go to that place. :)

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    1. Thanks. One of my fave places in the world!

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  3. Sounds like a marvelous time Tara! Enjoy your rest girl! I love the Colorado Rockies. We've spent a few vacations in CO Springs and along the Sangre de Christo mountain range, it's one of my favorite places.

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    1. It's one of my fave places too!

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  4. Sounds amazing and so restful! Enjoy xx

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  5. Oh how I would love to enjoy such a rest! It is important to schedule such peace in to our days! I'm an hour away from the Rockies, and I forget to step away and enjoy them as often as I could! Thank you for sharing this window into your restful time! Blessings!

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    1. Why didn't I know that? Maybe sometime we can meet up when I'm visiting there.

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  6. such a privilege to find holy rest amidst God's abundant creation! I love this, and it came out fine from your phone. simply writing and being satisfied with what happens on the page is one of the things most of us need from FMF, and we all seem to write extremely well despite no edits. hugs!

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  7. Tara, that was beautiful! I can just picture you hiking and resting and talking in the beauty of God's creation. Nature does that to me, too. It's so peaceful and awe-inspiring. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Gayl! Blessings to you too!

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