After a completely failed attempt at making homemade sweet potato gnocchi, I decided to sit down with a baby glass of red wine and light some incenseand write another blog post.  It’s been a few tough weeks for me, but today provided me with all of the reassurance I needed to remind myself why I am here.  It’s been a good week of practice for me and today we went on a (supposed to be quick) trip to the giant Haribo candy store in Marseille with our athletic trainer.  This quick visit turned into a visit of some of the historic Marseille and the giant well known church in the city,  Notre Dame de la Garde.  This church perches at one of the highest, if not the highest points in Marseille and overlooks the city.  Some of the most jaw-droopingly beautiful views I have ever seen.  And I realize that this is not the first time I have said that since I have been in the South of France, but I am surrounded with so much beauty.  Not only these views but a sky-on-fire sunset to rival those that I miss so much in California.  I wish these photos could do justice to what I saw today, but I will try anyway 🙂  It is so good to be able to get out of our little town every once in a while because there is so so much to see.  And God’s timing today could not have been more perfect.

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