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Living in a Cloud

My husband and I are renting a small cabin in the mountains for a couple of days. We are located high up on a mountain isolated from the sounds and sights of the world. This morning as we arose a dense cloud had enclosed in on us so that all that could be seen were the trees and wildlife that huddled close to the property. Trees took on an eerie adornment of mist and dark shadows. The grass spread out like a damp green carpet sparkling from the dew.

We were also separated from the world due to no internet service. No phone, no Facebook, no computer connections to the cloud. Suddenly we were thrust into an uncomfortable state of letting go of what is outside of ourselves and focused on who we were as individuals and as soul mates. Adjustments were made as we slipped into a groove like placing a pillow into a fresh clean pillow case.

A light brown fawn grazed on grass right outside of the window. We looked at each other and then with a wave of his tail, he continued to munch on his breakfast of grass. Others joined him as my husband and I took the time to peer out the window checking to see if they remained.

A flock of wild turkeys poked out from the brush behind the cabin. With a gawking noise that indicated their annoyance that humans had intruded their habitat, they quickened their pace and darted to denser brush.

It is different here in the high country. Life has slowed down and there is more time to contemplate the blessings that surround us like a warm blanket on a cool evening. The stars are brighter at night and the chirping of the birds can be easily heard. But most of all, the stresses of this world have fallen off our backs like the water that comes down from a clear mountain stream.

Hopefully, once returning to the busyness of life, we can mentally retrace our time here on the mountain top. Remembering the breath taking views of God’s creation and His infinite glory. Never forgetting that no matter where we are physically, our Father in Heaven is still as close to us, ever wanting for us to find the inner peace that can only come from Him.

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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