Seeking Wide Open Spaces and A Little Learning

Saturday was another absolutely gorgeous spring day. So beautiful in fact – that Jason and I decided that we simply couldn’t stay home (inside) all day. 

I am guessing that the McFarland sons may not have agreed with us, but our household is not always a democracy.  Frankly – the old peoples’ votes often carry a lot more sway in our household – especially when it comes to things like fresh air, exercise, and nutrition.   And the medical experts are all on television backing us up right now. 

Those brilliant doctors keep telling us to get enough sleep, to eat really nutritious meals, and to get plenty of exercise – so on Saturday the McFarlands did just that.

Bright and early Saturday morning – we were in the truck and headed for Perryville, Kentucky to the Civil War Battlefield for some seriously awesome hiking.  We also snuck in a little learning too.  (Jason and I are sneaky like that . . .)

The museum and gift shop are closed, but all of the 10 glorious miles of trails at Perryville are open for hiking.  Don’t worry – we didn’t make the boys hike all 10 miles on Saturday.  We just did 5 miles.

Perryville is only about 1 and 1/2 hours from our house and worth every minute spent in the car to get there. Plus – Jason always drives so I just get in more knitting time – bonus!

Views like this and wide open spaces – felt amazing. It definitely was where I needed to be for a few hours.

William learned a little Civil War history. And Jason was the family historian.

(Wow – that’s a head scratcher . . . )

We spotted fast running deer!

We spotted slow crawling caterpillars.

We spotted rare teenagers in trees . . .

We spotted less rare seven year olds in trees.

We were reminded that spring has arrived in Kentucky. God is indeed with us. In fact – God is making his presence abundantly clear all around us. We are not alone in this world.

You are in my heart and prayers.

In Christ and with Love –

Pastor Kerri

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away;

7 a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

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