This morning, I attended my weekly Bible Study and as I have mentioned before, we are completing a nine month study on the book of Genesis.
This morning's lecture was incredibly interesting, insightful and thought provoking! I am truly enjoying this study and I look forward to my nightly quiet time with God studying His word. This morning the lecturer Kelli, touched on an important part of the book of Genesis; that is the beauty of this magnificent world in which God created for us just because He loves us! Kelli asked us if we have ever stopped and just stood back to take in the beauty of the surroundings of nature? For example: The Grand Canyon or the tropical islands of Hawaii.
I have never actually stood at the edge of The Grand Canyon and looked down. I have flown over it and seen pictures of it. When I think of God's majestic beauty and the creation of the world and paradise, my mind automatically thinks of Maui!
Never before in my life had I seen such beauty!
Everything from the sunsets to the crystal blue oceans and the sky...
Here we are enjoying a sunset horseback ride along the beach.
"He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea."
One morning in particular, Rich and I decided to wake up just before dawn at 2 am and watch the sunrise from Haleakala or the East Maui Volcano. It is a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. The western 25% of the island is formed by the West Maui Mountains. We went with a tour group and took a van to the very top to the 10,023 foot summit . The sunrise at the top was out of this world, unimaginable beauty! At that moment, standing there watching the sun slowly creep it's way into the sky, I stood there in amazement. I felt the strong presence of God. There is no way beauty like that could have ever just happened by chance!
We then drove to the 6,000 foot level and rode bikes all the way back down!
Oh and yes, I am fully aware that I look like the fourth long lost member of the crazy rock band ZZ Top. Ha ha, my hair was extremely long and the wind, along with my naturally curly hair and humidity were in a battle to bring me down. lol :)
Anyway, I just thought I would share my " Ah ha" moment of the day.
Earlier this evening, we had dinner at T. Phillips Alehouse and Grill with my friend Amanda and her little one Paige. As always we had a blast!
Robbie and Paige, two babies enjoying a night out on the town! :)
I just love them both so much!!!
Then I ran home to watch Survivor!
Ha ha! Does it make me a nerd because I still watch Survivor? Wait don't answer that . . . : )
I'm sure some of you watch Survivor . . . right?
Actually, I haven't kept up with the once popular television show for the past few years.
However, this season of Survivor Philippines, looked interesting to me.
My Dad and I are the only two Survivor fans in our family still carrying the torch! In past years, my husband, Mom, Dad and a few of our close friends would all tune in together to watch the show and eat pizza. We would randomly select our top survivor castaways and make a friendly bet on who would win it all.
This season, I am rooting for former Facts of Life star; Lisa Whelchel
We shall see as the season progresses!
Finally, here is my fall tip for the day. The activity featured today and for the next few days will be fall activities for the kiddos, so buckle-up!!
Fall Button Project
I have to tell you, we are going to do this project tomorrow and I am so excited about it! Looks like we will have to ask Gigi if we can spend a little time sorting through her button jars!
Super simple and a great way to help your little one learn their colors! Just have your child sort through old buttons and pick out any buttons that are fall colored. Simply arrange them on construction paper and glue into fun fall shapes like corn, pumpkins or leaves. Must have an adult present because of the choking concern with buttons. So keep your eyes on those toddlers, mamas!
Happy button picking!