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Summer Vacation

mountainsOne of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.  – Luke 6:12

Last week, my family and I took a Georgia staycation to the little community of Dillard. There is just something about the mountains that is so refreshing in both a physical sense and a spiritual sense.

We ended up renting a little farmhouse with a wrap around front porch with a panoramic view of the North Georgia mountains. When we weren’t sitting on the front porch, we were hiking through Black Rock State Park (Georgia’s highest State Park), driving through the mountains and visiting the many scenic waterfalls. And enjoying trout fishing.

When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them–fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread.  – John 21:9


It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed fresh caught Rainbow Trout! My youngest daughter Makayla caught the biggest one. I stuffed them with some lemons, onions, and garlic and seasoned the skin with salt and pepper. I imagined this was what it was like eating fish with Jesus. A truly religious experience.

The biggest highlight of our trip was family breakfast at the Dillard House. Everything is served family style and there is no menu. You just show up and they bring plate after plate filled with all kinds of breakfast foods to your table. Country ham, bacon, sausage, grits, fried apples, biscuits, donuts, cinnamon rolls, sawmill gravy, hashbrowns, etc. Needless to say you do not leave hungry!


All in all we had a wonderful time together as a family. We were renewed and now I look forward to coming back into the studios of NewLife FM and sharing our daily journey together on NewLife Praise!

POSTED ON August 12, 2013,

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