My Grandma and Grandpa McNally got to come to Lynchburg for a week. It was so much fun getting to spend time with them :). I just got back this weekend from a trip to West Virginia. It was great to catch up with some friends and I was even able to get a little bit dirty while there (we went on some trails with ATV's).
Here is a link to some pictures from this summer:
Here is a link to some pictures from the West Virginia weekend:
This weekend I am going to be white water rafting with my sisters and a good friend in West Virginia. I have never been, but it is something I have always wanted to do.
AND last but not least, to update you on my masters classes. I am currently in my last week of classes...YAY!! I will have a couple weeks off, and then I will start up my portfolio which is technically a class, but it is basically compiling everything that I have worked on throughout this past year, plus adding some extra things. It is hard to believe that I will have completed 36 hours of course work in a little over a year. I have enjoyed being able to get my masters, but I am also looking forward to taking a break from school again :).
Well, that is all for now! I am headed to work out and then enjoy the rest of my day.
Here is a verse I want to leave you with:
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."— Mark 6:31 (NIV)
Thoughts on Today's Verse..."Come away." We do need to withdraw -- not once-in-a-while, but often, daily! What is incredible is that Jesus invites his disciples (today that's us!) to withdraw with him to a quiet place and rest with him. The little childhood prayer is appropriate here: "Now I lay me down to sleep and pray the Lord my soul to keep." Only this isn't just about a good night's sleep; it's about taking time in the middle of our wild and crazy days to join him for a few moments of grace, rest, and refreshment. Let's make these daily stops in God's Word more than quick e-mail viewing; let's let it be a time to withdraw with the Savior and take a few minutes of rest!
Have a great rest of the week!!!