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Monday, August 1, 2011

GratiTuesday - Rejoicing in Creation

Last week our kids went on their annual trip to my parents' house for the week.  This is the fourth year they've gone, and they look forward to it all year.  This year my husband took a week's vacation at the same time and we went on our own mini-vacation.  We traveled a few hours' north and took a ride on the Virginia Creeper Trail.  

The Virginia Creeper Trail is a former railroad track turned biking/hiking trail.  It's almost 34 miles long and winds through national forests and mountains.

During my morning quiet time just before heading out on my bike, I read something that really stood out to me:

Be glad; rejoice forever in My creation.  ~ Isaiah 65:18

My husband and I decided to make our 19 mile bike ride a scavenger hunt, looking for and photographing beauty in God's creation the whole way.  Here's just a bit of what we found:

What in His creation are you rejoicing about today?

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  1. Beautiful pictures...except for the snake! (oh how I hate snakes)

    I love how you take so many adventures as a family.

  2. I'm not a fan of snakes, either - but as it turns out, I was sitting right next to it and never saw it! My husband pointed it out. For it's continued sleep, I'm very thankful.

  3. Beautiful pictures. I am a SAHM as well and I homeschool.

    I am a new follower from Family Friendly Hop.

  4. Awesome pictures and post! Thanks for sharing! You have a beautiful life!

  5. Stopping by to say hello from the weekend hop! I am now a follower!At Home Moma