God Sees You (or lost & found)

Our family’s vacation this summer was a five-day explore of western Nebraska, our family’s new home state.

We swung around the north edge to see a waterfall on the Niobrara River. We were told to check out Fort Robinson, and had the treat of going on a horseback trail ride with only us four and the guide. And we made sure to see the iconic geological landmarks of the Monument and Chimney Rock.

But the most memorable story was made on the day we stopped by Chadron State Park. This story continues to remind us of God’s love and care for us!

Two girls walking along forested hiking trail, Chadron State Park, Chadron, Nebraska.
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On the Sea in the Fourth Watch of the Night

I’ve been thinking about the sea, not only because I’ve been looking forward to an outing to our favorite beach, but because I’ve been thinking about a story that shows up in Matthew and Mark, where Jesus sends his disciples out on the sea in a boat without him. And they end up stuck in a storm far out at sea.

Is there an area of your life that feels like a storm you are stuck in, and it has been continuing a while?

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Our Only Refuge

REFUGE. A safe place you run to for protection, comfort, to escape trouble.

What is your refuge?

We each have our go-to’s. A friend, work, media, our home, a role or position (whether as a mom, ministry, or work related), exercise, coffee, … sugar! While these are good gifts to enjoy, they all fail us. God is our only reliable refuge.

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