Monday, October 14, 2013

southern lovin'

this past week, i spent some time in raleigh, north carolina 
with some pretty awesome people.
we hung out, went to an international fair, 
spent some time at the beach, and pursued fall colors.
i won't bore you with too many words;
i'll let the pictures tell the story...

 my only hint of fall colors in the distance while i sipped chai and spent time with Jesus.

"fake friend" time over some pretty coffee and yummy food.

fun times celebrating culture with these chicks

 first view of the atlantic!
the sky is literally on fire
while the sun is being amazing and doing this,
i turned around and saw this:

later, we all hit the beach for a stroll.
i mean, the beach is pretty magical.
chai and chat in person.
so good for my soul.
it's  just pretty in the south. 
 fall finally showed its shy self.
 you can say what you want about the SBC,
but their focus on reaching the nations is unparallelled. 
grateful for their influence in my life.
 i got to have one more date with susan, too!

sadly, all good things come to an end
and i was california bound.
but not before one last amazing sunrise in the carolinas.

i am so grateful for this time away!
i was able to reconnect with old friends, make new friends,
and spend some much needed time with Jesus.
well, until next time.




Susan said...

Thank you again for meeting up with me in person. I loved every second and can't wait already for the next time- whether it's on the east coast or the west coast! :-D

{cuppakim} said...

i really love this post.
love that you saw friends, new and old. fake and real.

you did get some good fall bits in there.
some delicious coffee.
amazing skies.

all in all those are a few of my favorite things!

Ellen said...

For someone who loves sunrises/sets, clouds, beaches, fall colors... and Jesus/the nations... this was a great recap of your trip.
Well done.

Kimberlee said...

This makes me smile :) so so so grateful that you came!! love you, friend!