Sometimes you just have to slow down. I mean really slow down to rest your mind, body and soul and to clearly hear the voice inside that gently whispers to you daily – but only seems to be truly audible when you’re in God’s beautiful creation. For me, that’s always been in the outdoors, especially when I’m in the high country of Colorado.
Hubby, the Cubs and I finally crossed the Colorado border to head off to a remote family camp where we will enjoy more time together doing an array of outdoors activities. More importantly, we will get a chance to take a break from the road and really spend time being present in the moment and intentional with each other while we focus on God’s plan for our family and each other.
Since we are in such a remote area of Southwest Colorado there is very limited access to TV, wi-fi or cell phone service. (In fact, I had to sneak away to find a connection to post today). I know the mere thought of no connectivity might cause some of us to break out into a cold sweat, but it’s really not so bad because it forces you to turn inward and completely focus on those around you. Soak it all in. Go off the Grid.
As busy moms, I think we can use more time “Going off the Grid,” to reflect on God’s word and purpose for ourselves and our families. Best of all, you don’t have to drive 3,500 miles in a minivan to do so. You can simply try it by taking a precious private moment sitting quietly in your living room while you “power down” with eyes closed and an open heart. Then enjoy the stillness and the beauty of “Going off the Grid” no matter where you are.
Mommy took a nice solitary walk to this beautiful mountain chapel early morning.
I love the smell of Colorado wild flowers in bloom.