A couple of Sundays ago, after listening to a very encouraging message from Joel Osteen, I decided to just go for it and take a walk, in spite of the physical pain I was feeling. Joel used God's Words in the Bible to encourage my soul. I realized after listening to him speak, that even though I could not run, jog, or even walk very fast, I could still walk. And even if I walked very slowly
"He who limps is still walking." ~Stanislaw J. Lec
So after hearing Joel's encouraging message, my sweet hubby took me for a nature walk at one of our favorite spots in Crazyville. I love the fall weather so much too! It was overcast and breezy, so needless to say, I was in heaven. (I should probably mention that this is the first outdoor walk that I have taken since before I had my back surgery.)
"An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day." ~Henry David Thoreau
So, if you would like to, come and join me, my sweet hubby, and God on our nature walk.
"Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess."
This next picture I took for my bloggy friend, Gina, as we pulled up into the park. She lives in California, and she mentioned to me once that she would love to see the fall colors. In this picture you can see the color changes beginning.
"So you shall keep My commandments, and do them; I am the LORD."
"Without habitat, there is no wildlife. It's that simple." ~Wildlife Habitat Canada
"Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice."
Song of Solomon 6:3
"I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine."
"God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good."
"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God."
"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever."
"Birth, life, and death -- each took place on the hidden side of a leaf." ~Toni Morrison
"So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good."
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature." ~Anne Frank
"The world is always in movement." ~V. S. Naipaul
"My foot has held fast to His path ; I have kept His way and not turned aside."
"I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free."
“You must grow like a tree, not like a mushroom.” ~Janet Erskine Stuart
"A weed is but an unloved flower." ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven." ~Rabindranath Tagore
"And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years..."
"Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Will it thrive? Will it not be uprooted and stripped of its fruit so that it withers? All its new growth will wither. It will not take a strong arm or many people to pull it up by the roots. Even if it is transplanted, will it thrive? Will it not wither completely when the east wind strikes it--wither away in the plot where it grew?' "
"The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good."
"For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes ; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit."
"Whoever digs a pit may fall into it; whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake."
Song of Solomon 6:11
"I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded."
"Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other."
Song of Solomon 1:2
"Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine."
"You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!"
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." ~John Muir