I can’t visit churches and religious sites right now to share with you. Alvie the Airstream and the Tin Can Pilgrim temporarily are grounded due to the coronavirus lockdown. My dog Penny is with one of my daughters, as what was meant to be a short visit in February has turned into a long one by necessity.
Like many of you, I experienced “the Lentiest Lent” in my longing to receive Our Lord in Communion. I’m grateful for the grace of spiritual communion and the technology that lets me participate in livestream Mass and group prayer. It’s a great comfort to be able to offer Him my sadness at not being able to attend Mass in person. I’m praying for all my readers daily and for your prayer requests.
God has us all in His Hands, always, but especially this Lent and now into Easter. With the risen Lord we can find peace and joy amid uncertainty and anxiety. Walking outside makes me conscious of His glory and beauty in creation.
Coronavirus canceled my camp host gig in Florida. Here in Alabama, a door opened at a beautiful lakeside campground nestled amid hills and streams in the countryside.
I’m camp hosting at Lake Guntersville State Park for the next few months (unless God has other ideas!). The beauty of this location is an antidote to the barrage of negative news. There are many lovely forest trails and winding paths along the lake. God awaits in the whispering shadows of leaves and the small signs of spring. I thought I’d share some of these with you, since my pilgrimage for now is a stationary one.
Putting the brakes on travel won’t stop my blog posts though! I can still share those with you, based on many notes and photos of places I’ve visited in the past year or two. This hiatus in the hinterlands of Alabama gives me a chance to catch up and still lets you visit these destinations with me virtually.
But first, here in the present, where we dwell, I’d like to take you on a spiritual walk through Lake Gunterville State Park campground. I’ve captioned the photos with their description and the prayer they inspire. May you find a prayer and a scene to contemplate that soothes your weary soul and infuses you with grace and peace.
A Blessed Easter to you! He is truly Risen and He’s got us covered in this time and all time.