On the Road Home

On Monday June 15th we chose to drive home from Bothell on Highway 2 to Wenatchee then switching to a smaller Highway 28 for the central part of Washington state. This route was more desolate than taking 2. We had more rain driving home but not a driving rain so that was nice. Going over Steven’s Pass we enjoyed views of the Wenatchee River. We left our kids’ home early, just after six a.m.

Such power in that water.

We stopped in Leavenworth at the Starbucks to get a cup of coffee and because of COVID-19 their bathrooms were closed. We got our snack and a cup of coffee and continued on to the little town of Cashmere (home of Aplets and Cotlets Liberty Orchards). We stopped at the city’s 9-11 Memorial and I’ll share those photos come September.

One more post will be coming full of photos of time on Highway 28 before we reconnected to highway 2 in Davenport, Washington.

The state of Washington as of today (Friday June 26th) is imposing mandatory face mask wearing in public spaces for the whole state. Sigh…

But…be encouraged!

Remain Unshaken

. . . In order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.

Hebrews 12:27

We have many things in our possession at the present moment that can be shaken, and it is not good for a Christian to rely upon them, for there is nothing stable beneath these rolling skies; change is written upon all things. Yet we have certain “things that cannot be shaken,” and I invite you this evening to think of them—that if the things that can be shaken should all be taken away, you may derive real comfort from the things that cannot be shaken and that will remain. Whatever your losses have been, or may be, you enjoy present salvation.

You are standing at the foot of Christ’s cross, trusting alone in the merit of His precious blood, and no rise or fall of the markets can interfere with your salvation in Him; no breaking of banks, no failures and bankruptcies can touch that. Then you are a child of God this evening. God is your Father. No change of circumstances can ever rob you of that. Even if by loss you are brought to poverty and stripped bare, you can still say, “He is still my Father. In my Father’s house are many rooms; therefore I will not be troubled.” You have another permanent blessing, namely, the love of Jesus Christ. He who is God and man loves you with all the strength of His affectionate nature—nothing can affect that. The fig tree may not blossom, and the flocks may dwindle and wander from the field, but it does not matter to the man who can sing, “My Beloved is mine, and I am His.” Our best portion and richest heritage we cannot lose.

Whatever troubles come, let us play the man; let us show that we are not like little children cast down by what happens to us in this poor fleeting state of time. Our country is Immanuel’s land, our hope is fixed in heaven, and therefore, calm as the summer’s ocean, we will see the wreck of everything earthborn and yet rejoice in the God of our salvation.

C.H. Spurgeon

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “On the Road Home

  1. What beautiful scenes of the water. My sister, a traveling nurse, was just sharing yesterday how difficult it is in these covid times to find a restroom. It is getting so challenging that it may affect patient care because nurses are declining jobs.

  2. Lovely scenery on your return trip! It’s good to take a lesser-traveled route sometimes. Thank you for sharing those encouraging words from Spurgeon!

  3. The scenery you have shared is gorgeous. I hate to hear that about wearing masks. I have breathing problems and the mask makes matters worse for me. For the most part, I am staying home. Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures and I wish you a safe and blessed weekend.

  4. We’ve driven that road several times – it’s beautiful. Leavenworth is a fun town to explore. We were there once in December for the town light up many years ago, and more recently in autumn when the trees were gloriously coloured. I hope the mask wearing isn’t too onerous.

  5. Such beautiful pictures of the mountain river. We count on Starbucks coffee and restrooms when we travel. What’s a person to do? Yikes. Our area has been pretty good so no mandated masks but they do strongly suggest it public areas where you can’t social distance. I like the statement “Whatever your losses have been, or may be, you enjoy present salvation.”

  6. Wise and well spoken words. Yes back to wearing masks. Thankfully we don’t have to wear them when we are riding in the car. I love that drive up Stevens Pass and along the river. No matter the season, it’s always gorgeous.

  7. A pretty drive across the State for you! That no bathroom thing is problematical though. We are going to start to use our camper van even for day trips (it has been stored at our Daughter’s.). I have no problem with wearing masks. Better than the alternative (Speaking of which, we are now even more glad not to be in Florida, where precautions were ignored and the Covid count is multiplying.)

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