Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Campground With A Message

In our 30 years of RV traveling, we've visited countless campgrounds and RV parks, with various and assorted names, but today was a first. We are at none other than the "Lord Willing" campground, and what a lovely place it's turned out to be.



I couldn't help but be reminded of the Scripture in James 4:13-15. The NIV says it this way:

Now listen, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.' Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that.'

I'm so grateful for the privilege of traveling and seeing God's fabulous handiwork with my husband, and we never, ever take it for granted. Life is uncertain; it could all end tomorrow. We give God the glory for blessing us with this opportunity, and we will enjoy it as long as HE allows.

I didn't mean to get all melancholy, but there it is. I'm linking up with Susan for "Outdoor Wednesday" today. Also linking up with Charlotte and Ginger at Spiritual Sundays.




24 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of this unique campground and your message.

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  2. You are so right, Dayle. Each moment of life is a precious gift. One never knows when Death will come to take us to the other side. Enjoying each moment while we are here on earth is so important. Glad you are spending time at Lord Willing Campground. It looks absolutely lovely. Where is it located? What state? Take care. Susan

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  3. @ Susan - We're about 30 miles from Detroit.

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  4. I'm new here - do you travel a lot? Looked like a great camp ground with a great message.

    sandie

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  5. That's lovely. Looks peaceful from here. Lord willing, you'll be home soon. Wink.

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  6. Oh wow, what a darling name for a campsite...Makes me feel like you 2 are protected on your journey...My husband always says, "Lord willing and the creek don't rise." I guess that a farm thing...I'm not sure...lol

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  7. @ Sandie - My husband and I retired in 2008; he, after 33 years with the Houston Fire Department. His lifelong dream and goal has been to spend some of his retirement years traveling as much as possible, making sure we visit all of the Major League Baseball stadiums being at the top of his list. :) The Lord has blessed us to be able to see part of that dream come to fruition. We're still working on it and, Lord willing, we will continue traveling until we get bored with it. We try to make two or three big trips a year--more or less--but we still enjoy the comforts of being home, too.

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  8. @ Cindy - I must be kin to the "farm thing" then, because I say that all the time, too. LOL! "Lord willing and the creek don't rise."

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  9. Life is uncertain, indeed. Thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts. lovely photos.

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  10. My grandfather always finished his sentences with the phrase, "Lord willing." I thought it was precious! And it speaks to a great truth - as your Scripture reference so perfectly stated!

    GOD BLESS - hope you continue having a great trip!!

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  11. My mama's favorite saying is "Lord willing..." then fill in the blank. I must show her this. Enjoy this time.

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  12. What a great way to see God's handy work and celebrating with your husband.
    Keep checking in with us!

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  13. How neat! I've also said, "Lord willing and the creek don't rise."

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  14. Dayle,
    One of the pillars of our church always says, "Lord Willing and the creek don't rise" and I've always loved this simple country saying! The campground looks lovely - enjoy your journey!


    ~Jean

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  15. I love that saying too! What a charming place.

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  16. Looks like a beautiful place! I love that phrase.

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  17. What a great name for a camp ground. I'm glad you found it and I'm glad you can have these wonderful experiences. Thank you again for sharing with us.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  18. I knew this little old woman who used to amke me laugh b/c she always said, "if the Lord spare my life..." but your words are right on....life is uncertain...glad you found that campsite.

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  19. Beautiful post! I am pleased that there are places like this for those of you who enjoy camp grounds. We are not into camping or camp grounds but seeing the pictures and reading your posts makes me wish I was. Thanks for this post about a beautiful place.

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  20. Thank you for sharing this great photos with us. My husband and I use to camp alot when our children were small. They all are grown and have families of their own now. But I would love a good a camping trip...

    Blessings,
    Linda J

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  21. What a good reminder of how we need to truly enjoy the day.....lovely post.. Thank you for sharing..God bless.
    www.myautumnyears.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful post and great photos.
    Sweet Blessings,
    Virginia

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