Sandies – my own little piece of Heaven on earth where I spent much of my childhood.
This is the place I learned it’s okay for girls to play in the mud, climb trees, and race four wheelers. But most of all it’s the place the leading men in my life taught me to respect and care for the great outdoors.
Six miles from electricity and cell phone service, Sandies has become a place of solitude … a retreat from the hustle and bustle of life in the Metroplex to be still and know.
Yes, places like this still exist. You just have to turn down a dead end road and hope your vehicle makes it through the ruts to get there.
Here the vastness of the sky reminds me of my insignificance. Here the infinite beauty of God’s masterpiece leaves me in wonder. Here I find rest.
My family spent Easter weekend here … where the lush greens of spring serve as reminders of the Hope that bloomed after a long, cold winter.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. -Martin Luther