With my upcoming trip to Europe looming before, there are many things I need to get in check. I am sure it will be a physical strain - including the 26+ hours on a bus as we tour 3 countries, performing almost everyday.
I've been concerned about a lot of things - and I guess this has finally been the kicker to help me start to get in better shape. I have always loved walking. But in recent years - it just doesn't seem safe - unless you are out with a partner. That isn't always possible for me - so I resorted to the treadmill in the basement. We have wonderful bike path trails in our community - but a few years ago, a local mom was murdered - out jogging alone - by one they called the bike* path *rapist. They did finally catch him. And found out that he had been doing this for many years.
We came to learn, that we had lived diagonally across the street from him, in our first home as after we were married. Scary.
I chucked all that last week and said - nope I am walking outside. It has been chilly (to say the least) but totally invigorating! I've even lost 12 pounds!! (Lots more to go too!)
But more awesome than that - is the beauty of our Creator that I can contemplate on as I move thru my neighborhood. I was almost home, the other day, as the sun was beginning to set - and I saw it perfectly situated between these branches. I had carried my little Kodak with me (it was drizzling a bit so didn't want to chance the Cannon out in the weather).
What a blessed reminder that God is still in control and He always will be, no matter what.