Tuesday, October 22, 2013

When the Sun Comes Out to Play

Autumn on my street

Puget Sound was socked in with fog all week. I'm not complaining, I think the fog magnifies the already vivid fall colors! And for the most part it's business as usual. Great for photography, a moisture treatment tops off my run, no real excuses to stay in. It does get a bit dreary though.

I've been working on a big custom order; thirty-one personalized Mason jar cozies. One of the things I love about crochet is that I can take it anywhere. 

Mason jar cozy fun

I also have a set of CD's accompanying my current Bible study. Did I mention I have a driver I adore? So yesterday we took a quick trip east to find some sunshine. It was really less than an hour away. What a joy it was to emerge from the fog into the warmth and beauty of Mount Rainier.

"I lift up my eyes to the hills-- where does my help come from?" Psalm 121:1

After listening to Louie Giglio speak on the Creation story we were immersed in the glory of God's creation.

Tipsoo Lake

While surrounded by this beauty the question was posed: will I be the biggest part of my own small story, or a small part of His story? 

Crag Field

As I am blessed to soak in this sun I choose to be part of His big story. When I'm stumped at just what that means to me I recall Proverbs 3:5-6:

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
 and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he shall direct your paths."

Jim and I at the end of a glorious day (Mount Rainier in the background)

Once again I am inspired to find my own small place in God's big story.
Linda <><


  1. Lovely post and sound theology - the snow capped mountains are so beautiful.

  2. These photos are amazing! I love Louie Giglio! What a beautiful and uplifting post!

  3. Very nice! Great pictures.....love that first foggy picture!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! It is kind of funny how fog magnifies the beauty of the foliage. It has been rainy here for several weeks and the colors have just been beautiful.

    Thank you for the verses. Just what I needed to hear!

  5. beautiful post!! My Mom's side of the family is from Washington and I grew up exploring Mt Rainer in the summer time. I have to say I love the beauty of the Pacific Northwest . .even the fog :)