Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank you for echos.

I took a walk on Monday.

The trail I walked is a little over a mile long. If I had been walking for exercise I would have completed the loop in about 20-30 minutes. Instead it took an hour.

I was walking around a lake in a wooded area (Winton Woods for those of you around here) and it was absolutely gorgeous. It was an unusally warm day - I didn't even take a jacket, and the colors on the trees were phenomenal.

At first I had planned on it being an exercise walk. But after about half a second it turned into a prayer walk. I just couldn't stop thanking God for how beautiful it was. Or how warm it was. Eventually I just decided to stop whenever I felt like I should to thank God for something else. So I went through things like thanking Him for my family, my friends, the outdoors, education, etc. But then I started getting really creative with some of the stops and started thanking Him for things like reflections, echos and bubbles.

It was just really nice and really refreshing. And I was very excited to be able to do a whole prayer walk centered all around thanks and not once start asking or complaining or whining to God about anything. It was purely Adorations that were sent up.

I think I might finally be getting back into being myself. And that's a really great feeling.


  1. Katie, this is AWESOME. Thank you, Lord, for all things -- even if we sometimes can't see beyond them.

  2. What a lovely post! Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Christian Dude - Thanks for your comments. If you loke relationship-focused posts you should come back often. Even when I don't intend to, that's usually where I tend to wander.