I have really been intrigued at how different it is living in Charlotte, North Carolina, as opposed to my prior city of residence, Charleston, South Carolina. While Charleston is very well-populated and traffic can get pretty busy, it presents a totally unique way of living. Being part of the low-country, Charleston provides for a much more laid-back, easy going lifestyle. Everywhere you go, you are surrounded by beauty, be it creeks, marshes, rivers, or the ocean, God’s glory is on full display. Not to mention, the sunrises and sunsets are always amazing when crossing over the Ravenel Bridge at the right time of day.
Charlotte, on the other hand, is a much larger, concentrated city, but is so clean and appealing, full of trees and green rolling hills. I do believe that it has become one of my favorite city skylines. I like to think that yes, all of the sky-scrapers are man-made, but God gave man the intelligence and design to be able to build them, truly a testament to His glory all the same. The backdrop that the sky portrays behind the city buildings is ever-changing and beautiful. There is such a buzz around the city, and it is full of such an eclectic group of people, more of a melting pot than Charleston, I would say.
While I do miss the views around Charleston, God is reminding me that beauty can be seen anywhere, sometimes you just have to look beyond your expectations. I pray that each day God will reveal himself to you in new ways, and show you His glory even in the little things. If you simply ask, he will make it known. “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1
All of the pictures shown were taken via my iPhone…no filter of course! Enjoy!