May Patterson (Alabama)
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Those who trust in the Lord . . . shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious. - Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NRSV)
Before I was born, my grandfather bought a lake cabin on a winding dirt road in the country. I love walking there; the road is paved now, but it still feels secluded — close to nature and to God. The road follows a clear stream that bubbles up from underground....