Our lives are changing as we speak, a new ministry to start and a current ministry to become a closed chapter in the book of our lives. All changes bring happiness and sadness. We are excited about what God has in store for us and also acutely aware that life is starting to bring us a lot of things that we will be doing here for the last time.
We needed time away - to pray and plan for our future. God graciously allowed us to be able to go to a bed and breakfast in Door County. It is completely and totally romantic, secluded and a perfect spot to 'get away.' We checked in early, and went right up to our rooms placed our suitcase on the chair, took a few pictures.
After about 2 hours of planning, it was time for a break. My husband had phone calls to make, and some appointments to plan - I needed a cup of coffee. I walked to the main house and got a cup enjoying my saunter back with my camera. The garden was not as beautiful as it is in summer; however, it was lovely because in it's silence it spoke of promise. Promise of things to come - just like our future is with God.
With phone calls made, meetings planned and a hot cup of coffee accompanying me in my nook - we took some time of personal Bible reading and prayer time. It was wonderful. I read in I Timothy 6. Somehow verse six blessed my heart.
"But godliness with contentment is great gain."
Later that evening, we started a fire in fireplace and the room took on a beautiful glow. We talked and planned and prayed as we enjoyed the warmth of the fireplace. Throughout the night it burned.
Breakfast was taken at the main house. What a breakfast it was! I will not even talk about the breakfast with you - for the pictures seemed to say it better than words could.
Before heading out for home we took some time to go to the bay. It was beautiful but windy. Here are some shots from the water. Water always makes me feel calm and reflective.
So, we are back. What a profitable time we had! Trust you are able to find time to come away and meet with God. He has the directions -we need but follow.