Nature, art and everyday living. Finding joy in simplicity.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Fingerprints on Friday
I must admit I haven't been all that faithful to my daily walks, the past few weeks anyway. I can come up with a million and one excuses...too cold, too dark, not enough time in the day, not enough energy in my step...blah, blah, yea, I know. God is merciful and gives me every day to get out and breathe, pray and enjoy life. But the good part about getting out every day is noticing the simple little joys and fingerprints that God puts in front of us to help us get through the day, no matter what time of day it happens to be. God is very compassionate so he listens to my prayers as I walk and lifts my spirit with a few squirrels who notice me passing by, hoping I will bring cookies in my pockets for them. As I was crunching leaves the other day, I happened to notice a leaf that wasn't a leaf at all...but a beautiful Monarch butterfly. What a wonderful thing to discover on an ordinary daily walk...you just never know what God puts in front of you.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the Lord
and he will give you the desires of your heart.