"For I know the plans that I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
As I said goodbye to Steven at the Atlanta airport in May of 2013, neither of us could have anticipated the incredible journey that would be God's plan for Steven to prosper. The Lord was paving the way for Steven's future, and now that the future is here, we are counting our blessings that God loves us enough to point us in the right direction when we encounter the crossroads of life!
Last month, at the conclusion of his third summer as Day Camp Coordinator for Highlands Presbyterian Retreat Center, Steven was offered and accepted a wonderful
full-time position as the camp registrar for Highlands.
Two weeks ago, he and I packed up my van with all of his belongings and drove straight through to Colorado in a
26-hour trip! We then spent an entire day together visiting his local haunts and checking out surrounding towns.
Highlands sits atop a 17-mile canyon road that is a part of the Roosevelt National Forest. The St. Vrain River runs the entire length of the gorge, and the surrounding scenery is breath-taking, to say the least. The clouds are sometimes lower than the treetops at 8,500 feet above sea level, and it literally seems as though you can reach out and touch the blue skies above!
Knowing that this was a permanent move to Colorado for Steven, the goodbyes this time were even more difficult; however, as I traveled down the winding highway to the lovely little town nestled below, I offered prayers of thanksgiving with a grateful heart (through many tears) for this incredible opportunity for my eldest son. Of course I wish he weren't 1,500 miles from home, but I rest in the peace of knowing that he is in the place just right!
Enjoy these pictures of (1) the outdoor chapel at Highlands, (2) sunrise outside my cabin, and (3) the heavens mere inches from the treetops!
Prayer for Today
Great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord. Thank you for ordering our steps! Help us to listen for your leading as you guide and direct our lives according to your plans for our future. Help us live into the hope you have created for each of us! Amen.