Sunday Inspirations

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I love Sunday mornings!  It is a meditative time for me.  I feel the beginning of the week will start as soon as I finish my morning devotions.  Whether I am in a church, traveling, or in my church home, I feel once I have taken the time to spend some time “talking” to my Lord I am ready to start a new week.  The world will hurl numerous roadblocks at me in my life. It is my responsibility to be as ready as I can be to take on whatever is in my road of life.

This Sunday is the end of my travel week.  I love stirring memories from my childhood travels.  I was very young the last time I was in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Memories of family time floated to the surface of my mind as I walked the path to view Mount Rushmore.  That feeling of deja vu was intensely followed by the feeling of excitement from my explorations.

Look for more South Dakota excerpts starting tomorrow, as I showcase this neighbor to the north of Nebraska.  Have a blessed Sunday, in all you do.

Sun In Your Face

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“Turn your face to the sun…and the shadows will fall behind you.”

Traveling with little, to no, destination in mind is a wonderful way to discover new unexplored areas.  Lessons I have learned while traveling are invaluable.  Until you walk, dine, interact, immerse yourself in a region you cannot fully understand the travel presence in a community.

Iowa is home to miles and miles of year round outdoor activity opportunities.  Even the urbanized areas put a high value on their green spaces.  You would be hard pressed to find a city, town, or community that does not boast at least one city park.  The open areas are shaded by towering shade trees, and the hiking trails lead you on remarkable winding adventures.  It is a nice respite to hike instead of drive for awhile, even if I no destination in mind.   

As I wandered aimlessly down a twisting path, through the overgrown brush, the words above crossed my mind.  If your face is to the sun, all your shadows are literally behind you.  It is not just a fanciful way of expressing one’s belief that things will get better, it is a fact.  Let the sun sine down on you occasionally.  Put the worries that darken your life behind you.  

Travel well my friends!