Last summer was so busy---too busy---that we never made it to our spot---not even once. This year, I was determined not to make the same mistake twice, so we went yesterday---Easter Sunday for a sweet family walk.
The sense of gratitude I felt for that walk was so intense. There's something about the "Boardwalk" as we call it, that makes me feel closer to the Lord. When I'm stressed, I imagine what the end of the trail looks like, and I listen to the creek at the end babble over the rocks, even if only in my mind. It's my favorite place to be on a Sunday afternoon. I love nature---and without a ceiling pressing down on me, I feel like I can share my heart more clearly with God. Yesterday, when we reached the end of the trail, we sat on some big logs and the four of us "popcorn prayed" and thanked God for hundreds of blessings. Ah, there's nothing like praying out in the open, where it feels like your prayers get to Heaven faster. And when we prayed yesterday, we didn't even ask God for anything, because when you are sitting with your beautiful family, in the middle of the woods---who needs anything else? We just lifted up praises---our hearts were so grateful to our RISEN KING!
|This was the sign that greeted us at the beginning of the trail. I'll admit I was pretty jumpy on the trail at first. :)|
|See that black blob in the middle of the photo? We were convinced that was a bear---or a gorilla---or maybe bigfoot! :)|