|I always hoped the kids|
would say, Let's take
the long way home Mom.
Both of our children are now young adults (21 & 23) and still talk about choosing to go the long way. When they are both home for breaks & holidays, we will often ask them if them if they want to go the long way or the short way home from church or out to dinner. Who knew that our fun little game from years ago would still be a fun family activity even now :)
Today, on the way home from running errands, I looked back at my co-pilot who was sleeping peacefully in her car seat and, my mind whispered, "Let's take the long way home." We live out in the country a bit. So, our rides home now are longer than what they used to be. But, I am mesmerized by the beauty in this area during the autumn harvest time. While my passenger slept to beautiful music, I meandered down country roads & captured a few pics.
Sometimes it's just nice to take the long way home -- to slow life down and enjoy the moment. God has loving placed things in our path. We just need to open our eyes to them!
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it." Isaiah 30:15
Throughout the course of time, God has reminded us to take our time along the way, Don't ignore those instructions - choose "the long way home" from time to time.
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