Monday, August 23, 2010

oh, the walk you can take.

As I was walking my sheltered, hyper canines this morning I realized how wonderful taking walks really is. Not only am I exposing my fluffy little dogs to fresh air (side walk fresh air is different than backyard fresh air, you know) and exercise- but I'm also taking advantage of that myself- fresh air and exercise.

After that, I started thinking about other tasks or opportunities one might complete or act upon while simply taking the dogs (or children, or any other small, nature loving beings) for a morning walk.

Prayer. Often all throughout the day I have the choice to be in a constant prayer mode, while I'm doing stuff. And I am learning this more, with the Lord's help. But how often does my thought process take a negative turn (there are so many options…) when I could just talk to him about the problem or the person or whatever.

Need to make some phone calls? Maybe just to catch up with people you love and care about, but hardly ever talk to. In our day when most communication is done via texting, email, fb etc. how nice would it be to have a good old fashioned phone conversation with a distant friend?

And if you're like me, you might just enjoy nature and the world around you. Music is good for exercising, but sometimes the sound of the day going by is a beautiful way to think about how good life is and how incredible God is. And who knows what a sincere smile might do for someone you pass on the sidewalk?

I want to live every moment, every day to the Glory of God and be creative with the life he has given me, even if it's just little things no one else sees or knows about. He does, and that's all that really matters. We have been made in the image of a creative God- do we not then reflect and possess that same creative ability?


here's a shout out to miss ruth jeffrey, who has officially joined the blogging world, as well as the college world! I will miss our bike rides, random adventures, and heart to hearts. Hopefully many more will occur in the future! And MANY stories better come my way :) I love you, RUTH MARIE!
check out her blog!!


  1. good reminder about taking opportunities for prayer! Walks are great in so many ways.

  2. thanks for the shout out james! i love you 10 bushels of peaches.