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Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Beautiful Blessed Day!

The seniors group from our church just took a took a trip to the Brakes State Park in Virginia.  Part of the park is located in Kentucky.  It is a beautiful and wondrous place. It is actually called the "Grand Canyon of the South".  How you can look at the majesty of the mountains in that park and doubt God, I cannot understand. 

We had a wonderful time.  I worked with the ladies on a "pumpkin" project.  We made decorative pumpkins out of a roll of jumbo toilet paper, orange tissue paper (from the gift wrap section) and decorative Fall leaves and raffia ribbon and a brown paper lunch bag rolled up as the stem.  They loved them.  Most of the ladies made two-an extra to give away. 

This is a very simple and cheap project ideal for Fall.

The picnic shelter was beautiful.  It had stone fireplaces located on each end. 

My husband and I walked to the overlook which looks over the two states.  Boy!  I have never seen so many steps.  Going down was easy-coming up-a different story!

We started here......You can see our first set of step just up ahead.

And More Steps.........
And more Steps........

What we were able to experience was well worth all the steps.   It was Beautiful!!!!!

Me and My Sweet husband in front of the overlook.

The beauty of what I saw that day reminded me of the scripture in Romans of how the whole created world reveals God. 

 "since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."  Romans 1: 19-20.

It is clear that the beauty and majesty in the creation of this area shouts aloud....."There is a God and what He does is good!"


  1. I just love that little pumpkin project! So cute. I love the pics of the overlook. God is good.

  2. Hi Patty! I have just been cruising around blogland, and stumbled onto your blog! What a delight! Love your heart for our Lord! I will be back again for sure!

    Hope you have a joyful week! Love these photos! What gorgeous views!


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