God's Roadmap

Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Monday, January 27, 2014

Taking A Break

This week we had the opportunity to visit our son in Colorado Springs who is attending Charis Bible College. This is a fast growing school started by Andrew Wommack Ministries to fulfill the commission of Christ to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations.

We had the privilege to attend some classes with our son. To hear the anointed teaching of gifted speakers bringing the truth of God's Word in the beautiful setting of the new campus surrounded by clean air, fresh pines, and an unobstructed view of Pikes Peak was a gift in itself.
United States Air Force Chapel
We also visited the United States Air Force Academy and toured the beautiful chapel on the campus. It's architectural beauty is unsurpassed in my opinion, and the serenity of the peaceful setting has been available to cadets since its construction in 1963.
One of our country's national monuments, The Garden of the Gods, is just outside the city. These amazing rock formations are incredible and their history tells the story of Native Americans living in the area for hundreds of years.
A few days away from our everyday routine and the opportunity to re-connect with family was a refreshment for mind and body. Sometimes we need these short interruptions in ordinary life to be able to get back to navigating those curves that come at us.
There is a lot of ugliness in the world, but we need to stay aware that the beauty is so much bigger and better than any darkness. Looking at God's creation through His eyes and hearing the teaching of His word reminds us of the purpose we are here. It is to expand His kingdom and enjoy His world, to fellowship with Him and receive His gifts so we can share them with others.
This week we also celebrated our 38th anniversary so this also made the trip extra special. As we get back to our routines next week, the past few days will remain with us for a very long time.
How do you take a break from life's curves and find refreshment for your soul?


  1. Loved your post, Barbara! Sounds like your son's in a great school. Yes, we all need to take breaks, as I see you really enjoyed yourself. My list includes playing with grandsons, reading, talking on the phone daily with my mom and sometimes with family & friends, watching HGTV and Downton Abbey, and of course, spending quiet time in God's presence. Hey, I could use a good trip soon, too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you, Patricia. Your list sounds like a great way to have down time, also!