{Springbrook} Paths

One day while ambling through Springbrook I was reminded how life was like the paths there. Some are straight and narrow, some are relatively smooth walking. Most, though, are uneven and dirty, and can be uncomfortable if you’re not prepared.

And to take it a step further…I believe that as at Springbrook, while you can choose to stay on the easy paths and kinda skate through life, but you will miss out on the growth that comes with the rough paths. There are extra special beautiful things to see and experience if you leave the smooth path – should you choose to look for them.

It’s all a choice. Sometimes one to make every minute but always daily.

Arboretum

Kristin and I had a chance to talk a beautiful walk through the Arboretum in Chaska. It was almost pure heaven for me.

Dalias, daisies, lilies, and snap dragons.

Hues of yellows, oranges, pinks, reds and every color in between. Did you know there were black eyed susan vines?! Such whimsy! There were many spots that reminded me of Psalm 23:

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside the still waters,
He restores my soul.

The garden themes were amazing and some were so calming, like the Japanese garden and the rose garden! These were two of the prettiest roses, Disneyland and Candy Cane Cocktail!

{Springbrook} Uninvited

I needed to to reconnect with the One who knows how to breathe life and love back into depleted and dead places. Jesus doesn’t participate in the rat race. He’s into the slower rhythms of life, like abiding, delighting, and dwelling — all words that require us to trust Him with our place and our pace. Words used to describe us being with Him.

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in your, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
John 15:7 NSAB

Uninvited, Lysa TerKeurst