Two Skylines, Same Maker

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.

Sunset over the Ravenel-Charleston                                Sunset in downtown Charleston-the Holy City

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.

Charlotte Sunset                 Sunset from Plaza Midwood

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!

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2 thoughts on “Two Skylines, Same Maker

  1. I know what you mean! After living in Chicago two years, it was difficult to move back to Augusta, but I’ve grown to love certain parts of this place. Since I grew up here, all I ever wanted to do was to get away. Even though I do have a desire to move at some point, God has revealed himself through this place in ways I may never understand. Sometimes it’s just a matter of exploring and stepping into the unknown, taking in the sunset or the lightening, maybe driving down an unknown deserted road…..

    love you pretty lady and hope you write more often 😉

    • I’m sure it was tough leaving a city you loved to go back to a city that you had known forever (maybe even too long haha!) but it is refreshing to know that God chooses to bless us and reveal himself to us no matter where we are, we just have to be sure we recognize that! Thanks for checking out my blog-miss you!

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