Thursday, June 27, 2013

God's Green Earth


 I've stated many times on this blog of my love for road trips.  Besides the fact that a road trip gets me away from home and my ever-bossy to-do-list, road trips also gives me stress relief.  Spending time looking at nature is a a natural stress reliever.


Crab Orchard Lake, IL


Just look at that water and tell me it doesn't make you feel peaceful!


Marion, IL

There is a calmness that comes over you when you are sitting under a tree feeling the breezes blow.
 

Garden of the Gods, IL


Oklahoma


You see the majesty of His creation when you see mountains, hills and bluffs. It does my heart good to know and enjoy nature.  When you realize the care that He put into making this world, it gives you confidence that He knows what He is doing.


Ferne Clyffe, IL

You smile at the creatures He has made.


Whippoorwill Lake, MO


You can see Him everywhere you look on God's green earth!


Romans 1:20

New Living Translation (NLT)
 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

(All photographs taken by me.  Please do not copy.)



Mama’s Losin’ It

This post was written in response to Writer's Worksphop prompt 2.) Nature.  If you'd like to participate, link up at Kat's blog, Mama's Losin' It.

7 comments:

Diana S. said...

Jerralea, I so agree with you. Looking at God's handiwork puts everything into perspective. I absolutely adore it! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures with us :)

Heather said...

So beautiful Jerralea! We share a love for God's beauty. :)

Kristen said...

I've been to Garden of the Gods in Colorado, but I didn't know there was one in Illinois. And a friend once told me that your favorite thing in nature is how you see God. I love the sky because it's always changing but always beautiful. Nice post!

Andrea said...

That is beautiful. Like a mini vacation just looking at the pictures! :)

Ceil said...

Hi Jerralea! I was just in a state park today, and boy are you right! Nature really is a stress reliever. I love it.

Your pictures were beautiful! I'm glad you had such good weather :)

Peace in Christ,
Ceil

Stacey @ Chasing Cloud 9 said...

Such pretty pictures! Very soothing :)

Jazzmin said...

Enjoyed all your beautiful photos!! I couldn't agree with you more- nature is so soothing and gives stress relief. I'm so thankful for it, God's gift to us.

Hope you're having a blessed day :)