Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage? His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man! Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm. We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.

Let's be more aware of all the choices, situations, twists and turns that brought us to this place right here and now. They May Be Miracles.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


So I just returned from vacation in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for the past 8 days.  Did not bring a computer so I have a lot of catching up to do.  Just wanted to post this one thing quickly.  CAN YOU BELIEVE that Pigeon Forge has a theater called, "THE MIRACLE THEATER"?!!  Also, CAN YOU BELIEVE that there is a show in that theater called, "THE MIRACLE"?!!  You know, that show was on break during our vacation, but was opening for its 5th season the day we were suppose to leave.  We all discussed it (my husband and I and his parents who also went along) and we decided to pay to stay an extra day at our time-share just so we could see "The Miracle".  WELL WORTH IT!!  Go see it if you get the chance! 

When you start writing about everyday miracles you become more and more aware of miracles going on all the time and everywhere.  I think it's great that I go on vacation to find a "Miracle Theater" and show.   They also had sweatshirts that said "The Miracle" on them.  I almost bought one until my husband said that people would always ask me if I was pregnant again - lol!

They're also showing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in that same theater and Melinda Dolittle (from American Idol a few seasons ago) is performing in it until the end of March.  It was one of our favorite shows of the week...well done!!

I'm looking forward to writing more this week and catching up on my reading list!!  See some of you at your blogs!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


veterankindergartenteacher said...


I am so glad you had such a wonderful time and got to see The Miracle after all. If I ever get up to Pigeon Forge, I will be sure to go and see it.


Robin said...

Wow welcome back...Im glad you had fun..too bad the movie wasnt playing at that theater when you were there...I saw Joseph in grade wonderful it really left a love of the theater in me...Glad your back..Thanks for stopping by..!

Dustine said...

Yes, it was such a blessing to be able to go to that show! Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are nice vacation spots...but a lot of places are! Take care and have a great day!

Dustine said...

Hi Robin,
I bet the movie of Joseph would have been very good too! I did not know there was a movie of it! I got to read about the history of the show and it is very interesting! Have a great day!

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