Miss home

From the creation of the world, God's invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly observed in what he made. Rom 1:20

I just hit a webcam that looks out from the Smokeys. This is the sunrise going on right now back home.

I tell people there is a reason that Tennesseans were known as hillbillies who did not wear shoes. When the first European settlers came across the Appalachian mountains from the colonies into what was at that time the western wilderness area of Tennessee (from the Cherokee name Tanasi), they saw the smoke on the mountains and stopped to pray. God spoke to them through the clouds (you may recall how God went as a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day when He lead the Israelites out of Egypt). God spoke and said, "take off your shoes, you are on holy ground". So from that time forth, Tennessee hillbillies have not worn shoes.

On a serious note, I have always felt close to God in these mountains. Perhaps these pictures can convey to some small degree the incredible testimony of the mountains to the glory of God.