Random Thoughts and Photos

       Here are a few pictures that I took yesterday-

 This waterfall is fed by the overflow from a lake.  It's not a big waterfall compared to some, but it's beautiful!  (The picture doesn't do it justice!)

       My creative juices aren't flowing right now, and I'm having a hard time thinking of something to write; I'm just feeling rather tired and melancholy!  But I know this- God is good regardless of how I feel; I am so blest!  Today I was feeling rather discouraged, but then I decided to count the blessings in my life and to start praising God for them.  It's amazing how it works, but when I take my eyes off of my problems and start counting my blessings, my problems get smaller!  
       Also, I decided to make a few phone calls and send a few texts to encourage people; this is a great way to have your spirits lifted!  And it's Biblical- II Corinthians 1:3-4 says, "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."  God gives us comfort in our trials; then we are to comfort others in their trials!  

       So next time you are discouraged, give thanks for your blessings, and find someone to encourage!
(P.S. These thoughts are not original with me; I am so grateful for those who God has placed in my to help me along the way, and who have shared these concepts with me.)


  1. was this in Cheroke Village, or Horshoe Bend?

    1. It was in Cherokee village. I really like the village, but I would definitely get lost there on my own!

  2. lol, we used to get lost in there all the time:) but it sure is a beutiful place, it always reminds me of what a beutiful world God created. Hope your day cheered up:)

  3. I just wanted to thank you for sharing this. I do read your blog, I just don't comment that often. 2 Cor. 1:3-4 has become so real and special to me over the past few months due to a tragedy in the family, but God is good, and I completely agree with you. It is amazing how counting our blessings can turn our problems into praise! Even on those days where I feel like I just can't go on another step, I try to find someone to encourage, and being a blessing to them ends up being even more of a blessing to me. So once again, thank you for sharing, and keep your eyes on Christ!

  4. Mitchell!

    Those pictures are just gorgeous! Ahh.....so amazing how God could create so much beauty! I loved hearing your voice today, and texting. You definitely encouraged me! And I love your thoughts on choosing (it is a choice) to encourage others when we are feeling discouraged or down. That is a wonderful idea, and I never thought of it exactly that way! Definitely I need to try that, too!

    love you bro,

  5. I think I know which friend you got those thoughts from. (what you mentioned in your ps)
    enjoyed the chat last night! love and miss you!


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