When Steven got back from his most recent road trip we needed to reconnect as a family. After being gone to Michigan and New York state for 3 and 1/2 weeks we needed to regroup and spend some time focusing on our family. We decided to get away for the weekend.
We went to the Lake of the Ozarks. The leaves were changing along the way. It was quiet on the lake because it was off season, but you wouldn’t know it by the weather. We wanted to see the sights.
Our first stop was Bridal Cave. It was interesting to see all the formations. I finally figured out that a stalactite hangs from the ceiling and a stalagmite comes from the ground, or is it the other way around? This was a wet cave. It is still growing and changing and dripping on us.
We had lunch at a place called Wobbly Boots. Only two of our kids were able to eat off of the kid’s menu. Our family is changing. It was a BBQ place and I can tell you that at the beginning of our marriage I would not have enjoyed it. I have changed.
Our last stop on Saturday was to Bagnell Dam. Bagnell Dam is what creates the Lake of the Ozarks. If the dam was not there it would be a winding river. When the dam was built quite a few communities had to be relocated to higher ground. There were some photos showing before and after the dam. That area has really changed.
On Sunday we went to Hope Lutheran Chapel. Pastor Guillame Williams, Sr. was my husband’s classmate at the seminary. It was Reformation Sunday and his message was how the Reformation is still as important today as it was 499 years ago.
Thinking back over the weekend I saw change everywhere I looked. Some of it very obvious, the leaves on the trees, and some very subtle, the cave. There was only one thing that never changes. The Word of God is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. Thank God that there is one thing in this world that we can hold fast to and know it will always be the same.