I've just spent the last week in New Mexico at a writer's conference. AWESOME TIME! Not only did I meet new friends and fall in love with old friends again, I got to spent time with God. Yes, I know I can, and do, spend time with Him everyday, but there is something very special about being about 8,000 feet above sea level, surrounded by the beautiful mountains, basking in His Presence. This picture does not do the area justice; it is absolutely breathtaking in person. I have seen it before and it still leaves me in awe.
Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep.
Today I was dealing with the reality of being back in my home, getting back to the routine, emptying the last stuff out of the suitcases, posting pictures and adding friends on social media, food shopping, laundry, etc. But a little part of me was longing to sit in the Adirondack chairs at the Ranch, watching the weather move in over the mesa, ready to hunker down for a deep, soul-full experience with my Lord. Fragments of favorite songs would drift through my mind..."I Could Sing of Your Love Forever"..."Nobody Greater"..."Holy Holy Holy"...causing spontaneous worship-ness. I catch myself staring into space, trying to recall a scene or an event and find myself lost in the moment. A longing envelops me: I will have to wait until next year.
Until then, I have friends with better camera skills than I; who were generous enough to post their pictures. They will have to do until Abiquiu and I meet again.