A Desert View of Love

Dirt road northern Nevada desert

My husband and I grew up on opposite sides of the country.  Yet we share early childhood memories of learning to love God through a relationship with solitude and the wilderness.

Together we often retreat to the northern Nevada desert, an uncommonly isolated region which restores and renews our cherished childhood blessings.

Despite that we are seeking solitude, we never tire of one another’s presence, joined as we are in the joy of contemplating God’s love.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14

19 thoughts on “A Desert View of Love

    • Thank for Lizzie for sending me such a nice note. Yes God has truly blessed me with this marriage:)

      Hope you’re enjoying your photography class! (Maybe you’ll share some tips with us?)

      Love and many blessings,

  1. My dear Vivian, I was struck by the sheer simplicity and beautiful vastness of this post. Perhaps much like what it must feel like to be out in the desert of Nevada. And I can think of no better way to share that one spot under heaven with your beloved. As always, a joy to be here. I have been thinking of you this last week in the midst of daily family life and the flu. What a beautifully selected Psalm. How very precious it is to make His pleasure the driving force of all we do and say. Thank you, I shall be meditating on this. With love, Sharon

    • Dear Sharon, Thank you for your kind comment on this post. I could not have been more delighted to enjoy your note yesterday with my morning coffee. I’m sorry to hear that you had the flu, I hope you are feeling better. I thought of you throughout the week too, my world is blessed by having you in it. I always reflect on you with love–and anticipation of your next lovely post. Many blessings, Vivian

  2. Thank you for the heartfelt post. It is a pleasure to connect with you. I have to say I envy your way of life, although we’re not supposed to covet!! I am quite a hermit by nature, and spend much time alone. I enjoy the solitude and don’t usually get to feel lonely. You are doubly blessed, for you enjoy the solitude with someone you love, serving the Almighty together. Blessings to you both.

    • Dear Lizzie,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted that we share a kinship with solitude. You are very inspirational to me. I love that you are growing in your class and it shows in your fruits of photography. I eagerly look forward to enjoying your development in that field. Love and hugs, Vivian

      • Thank you, Vivian. I’m finding so many kindred spirits through the blogosphere. Sending blessings to your heart.

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