Meeting with my Aunt Elizabeth Rice for 52 Godly Women
Hey Sparkles! Today I am going to tell you about my visit with my Aunt Elizabeth Rice. We had a lot of adventures, including a ginormous map, a few dirt roads, and a bridge that looked like it was made of twist ties.
My exciting adventure with Aunt Elizabeth
So, we went to a monastery. My mother tried to give us directions, but then she told us about a shortcut we could take. Unfortunately, neither one of us fully processed the information. We mistakenly turned onto this road, and then it turned into a dirt road in the woods. Then, we turned on another dirt road and this time we went over a bridge that looked like it was made of twist-ties. I am genuinely surprised we didn’t fall in the stream. We finally had to stop somewhere and get out the ginormous Georgia map. We found where we were and got back on our way.
After we walked around and explored the beautiful monastery, we had a nice picnic lunch on the lawn. That was where we talked. The main thing she told me is to stop and think before you do or say something. I think that is really hard for people because our first nature is to act impulsively. Stopping and thinking will give you time to evaluate if this is the right decision or if there is a wiser choice you can make. Aunt Elizabeth also told me that she would never be a teenager again, even if someone gave her a million dollars.
The monks spend lots of time listening for the small, still voice of God. This was the biggest takeaway from these monks. When you are walking, it is absolutely silent except for the sounds of nature. The landscape was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.
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