What gives moments meaning is not the moments themselves but the presence of Christ with us in the midst of them. -Emily P. Freeman in Simply Tuesday
Fall is here and the days are passing by as quickly as the leaves are falling off of the trees. Life has been ordinary. Days have been filled with family and friends, school, cleaning, running, and work. I feel like I haven’t had any especially exciting events or any inspiring words to share. However, I’m learning that sometimes the most simple, mundane days are often the most beautiful. Our lives are not defined by extravagance. Sometimes we just need to slow down, breathe in the crisp fall air, take sip of coffee, and grab a blanket and a good book. I’m learning to slow down, to breathe, and to embrace ordinary.
Fall always seems to have a way of reminding me of beauty. I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to enjoy fall than here in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. People drive from miles and miles to see the gorgeous sunsets, to enjoy the mountain air, and to gaze over the mountains covered in hues of red, orange, and yellow leaves.
So, here’s a glimpse into the ordinary, simple moments that have been made beautiful in the presence of God.