Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Appalachian Mountain and Gulf Shore Connection

Did you know that when you walk on the white sand beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast you're walking on what use to be part of the Appalachian Mountains? I didn't until my friend Dayna sent me a picture of a history marker in Florida that her sister had shared with her. That got me digging around online and I found out the sand is made from pure white quartz crystal, which came from the Appalachian Mountains at the end of the last Ice Age and was deposited into the Gulf of Mexico. So the source of the coast's beauty is from none other than my beloved Appalachian Mountains! How amazing is that?!

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 
even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
~Psalm 139:9-10


I love living and even vacationing in the mountains. As a matter of fact, my whole little family does. When giving Dude (my soon to be 15 year old son) the option between Disney World and Cades Cove, TN he will pick Cades Cove every time. That makes this mountain girl's heart happy. But as much as I love the mountains, I do enjoy visiting the beach occasionally. I enjoy early morning and late evening walks on the shore. It's amazing to think that the same God who made the beautiful mountains and vast ocean looked at me and you and thought that the world needed one of us too.