Take Yourself Someplace New

Granville, Ohio

Hey you.

How are you?

It's officially Autumn and I'm in the mood for adventuring.

My week opened up and I needed to see some new scenery so I hit the road and ended up in this glorious little town outside of Columbus, Ohio.  It was just what I needed and I hope this little trip of mine fills your heart with its beauty as much as it did mine!

Sometimes we need to take ourselves someplace new....

Granville is a charming, New England-style community located on the outskirts of Columbus. It's sidewalk cafes, shops and quaint homes and churches are perfect for a day trip, especially this time of year! 

I had lunch at the Granville Inn then took a stroll through town taking in all of the beautiful foliage and topped off my trip with a bowl of (delicious!) frozen pumpkin custard from Whit's. 

Granville Inn | During lunch, I took in this beautiful, peaceful view, watching the leaves fall. 

The stroll downtown was just breathtaking.... 

A Little Word from My Heart

Have you found yourself in a slump lately? Are you battling against something? Are you unsure about the future? Fighting is hard. Someone told me this the other day: When I have a hard day, I let myself feel the emotions, I let the tears come and I allow myself to have a bad day. Then, the next day, I pick myself back up, make the choice to see the bigger picture and move on, but it's twice as hard to do that if you don't let yourself be weak. If you're fighting against your emotions and to stay afloat you're fighting against two things instead of one. (Timing can be relative… but I found so much truth in the matter.) And I thought you might need to hear it as well –

You can’t pick yourself up until you let yourself sink.

Lean back into the loving hand of the Father, which is big enough to hold your whole self.
And in the words of this beautiful song:

So when you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away
You’re not alone, stop holding on and just be held
Your world’s not falling apart, it’s falling into place
I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held
Just be held, just be held
— Casting Crowns, Just Be Held

 I want to say as well, that often in stressful times, the Lord is preparing us for a change. Transition. Just like this season. And though the unknown can feel scary, in God’s hands the results are ALWAYS ALWAYS more beautiful than we can imagine! Don’t stress. Take in the beauty and feel the excitement of what he must have for you. I believe that God is getting you ready for a culmination of his plans for you.. and it's just about to come. Hold on.


Sometimes we need to give ourselves new scenery in order to let the Lord speak vision over what he has for us. It going to be grand!

Love Shyla