In my recent blog posts, I have shared some highlights from the recent trip my husband and I took to parts of Europe. I have become quite fond of the suitcase on the left. We were barely back from Europe at the beginning of September when I had to start making preparations for a trip to Florida and the NINC (Novelists INC) Conference at St. Petersburg Beach. Is this not a great place to have a conference even though I only made it to the beach for a short walk one morning?
Since I live in Arizona, this involved a cross-country plane ride. A little easier than flying to Europe but still a long day when you lose three hours. I’ve been on dozens of plane trips. Although I’m not a nervous flier, I always say a prayer when we take off. I like the thought of God holding the plane in his hands.
Psalm 104:1-3 (NRSV) shows the power of our God.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
O Lord my God, you are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
wrapped in light as with a garment.
You stretch out the heavens like a tent,
you set the beams of your chambers on the waters,
you make the clouds your chariot,
you ride on the wings of the wind,
On this particular trip after the conference was over, I drove across the state of Florida to meet my husband who was visiting his aunt. It was a fun drive because it involved very little interstate driving. State highways take a person through small towns and by interesting sights. I stopped to take this photo.
This part of Florida is filled with cattle ranches. Do you think of cattle ranches when you think of Florida?
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