Have you ever been to the beach, sat down, felt the warm sun and looked at the the beautiful blue ocean. Each summer,growing up, my family has always taken a trip to the beach.  Each year when I see the ocean for the first time I almost forget how beautiful it is until I am standing in the waves. I always run straight from the sand to the clear blue water. I realize how vast the ocean is when I am jumping in the waves.

The world we live in is huge! According to Google there are 195 countries in the world, five oceans, and 7.347 billion people on Earth. WOW! thats a crazy amount of world. It’s a humbling fact to look at those numbers and realize thatwe live in such a huge world and that we are all part of God’s creation! I have swum in two ocean but I have been to 8 different islands in my life time . To me that sounded like a lot until I realized that there is so much earth I have yet to see. There is so much to learn by traveling, experiencing other cultures, and meeting people who live hundreds of thousands of miles away from you.

Sometimes its easy to forget that the world is so big. It is important to remember that there are people in the world who live in those places so far away with cultures that are so different from us. 

I have always loved traveling. I want to see the world, go on mission trips and experience other cultures in a whole new way. One thing about me is I love learning new languages! I took Spanish for years and I am now learning to speak Dutch! 

God created a giant world. There is so much more the this Earth than where we are living right now. There is so much to learn, to see and to experience.  I think it is important to realize that the world we live in is so much more then what we see everyday and there is so much else out there. The world is such a vast and beautiful place with so much history and culture. Respecting other cultures and others ways of life is something I feel is super important. It is important to respect the way others live and to treat everyone with love. God didn’t call us to judge but he calls us to LOVE everyone! 

As I am growing up I am learning more and more about different parts of the world and have hopes of traveling to experience God’s creation in a whole new way. Today I challenge you to pick one country in the world you want to visit and research the culture and way of life. What type of food do they eat, what language do they speak, what style of clothing is popular. Anything you find interesting write down in a journal.. 

God created this big beautiful world and we are so blessed to be apart of it! 

On this beautiful Monday no matter where you are in the world, remember to be grateful for the place you live, the sights you see everyday  and the culture you are so accustomed! No matter where you live there is beauty to be found in your surroundings!

On this beautiful Monday no matter where you are in the world remember to be grateful for the place you live, the sights you see everyday  and the culture you are so accustomed! No matter where you live there is beauty to be found in your surroundings!