So this morning, after Janique put in some study time, we decided to go on a spur of the moment picnic to the Botanical Gardens.
We packed our lunch, and we were off!!
After our lunch we set off for a walk to the waterfall. At the top of the waterfall they have a pair of breeding Black Eagles. We were so blessed to see one of them in flight!! Such majestic birds.
After spending time at the waterfall, Dawn took the three girls for a mini hike.
And I stayed behind to looked after all the stuff...
The sound of running water is always therapeutic for me. I sat on the bench and just exhaled! Whenever I hear the sound of running water I always think of the Holy Spirit, and the river of mercy. When ever I have an issue or something bothering me or pain in my heart, I say to the Holy Spirit, "well, I can't deal with this right now. I know that there is nothing that I can do about it in my own strength so I give it You and place in the river of mercy! I release mercy to the person, or whatever is bothering me." And I always feel a peace when I know that I have handed over the baggage that I have been carrying, over to my Abba! He love us so much!
After those few quiet moments, the girls and Dawn got back, and our little Miss Mackenzie let us know that she was tired and wanted to get moving. She wanted to go home!
After our short little break, we all got home, feeling calmer and more peaceful!
It's amazing what a bit of fresh air, and quality time with Abba can do!
Have a fabulous week-end, sweet friends.