Seasons Greetings from Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks | Personal

Every day I try to spend time counting my blessings. Even when things in life seem like a struggle, I can always sit down and find something I am grateful for. The truth is, if I open my eyes and look, I can find MANY things I am grateful for. The trick is to stop, breath, and listen. Prayer is talking to God, while meditation is listening. Both are equally important.

And so this year, we took a break from work to kick off the season of giving thanks with a trip to see Tim’s family in Arizona. We loaded up the car, headed over the mountains, and took the back roads to Phoenix. Ever since we saw “Wings over California” we’ve wanted to go to Death Valley National Park, and so this was the year we decided to finally do it. Since we were going to be so close, we knew a stop in Joshua Tree National Park was a must too. And yes, we did play U2 while we were there….don’t judge us!

And it was amazing. Uhhhhhmazing. Time away with the family, enjoying God’s beautiful creations, relaxing and unwinding, connecting with…everything, it was perfect.

I hope you are able to take some time to reflect during the craziness of the holiday season; because, it’s here. And taking a little time for you in the midst of the craziness makes all the difference, it really does.


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