After my second miscarriage in February, I began walking as a way to deal with depression and rebuild my strength.
I worked up slowly until I averaged about one hour of walking a day, the equivalent of about three miles.
In March, for my birthday, I received a brand new portable FM radio/CD player from my husband, and two brand new CDs from my mom : Casting Crowns' “Until The Whole World Hears” and “Wow Hits 2010.”
My walks have now become an anticipated daily 3 to 6 mile quiet time between me and God.
I love it! I feel so good! So Free!
Our neighborhood is a little circle sub-division, and every circle I make is about a half-mile, but the best part is most of our neighborhood is still empty lots (We just built our home in March of 2009). Most of my neighbors fall into two categories: working or elderly. So basically from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday my neighborhood is very very quiet. For about an hour – sometimes twice a day – you can find me walking to the beat of the music, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes hands raised in worship, sometimes head raised high toward the tops of the trees in awe of God's wonder and power and love…for me!!
When I was 14 years old, I went to a Super Summer Camp at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. The theme that year was Free Indeed – “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
I feel free!
I have been through so much this past year, maybe you have too. I'm learning to enjoy the peace and the freedom that comes from giving it all to God.
I'm leaving you today with the Newsboys – song entitled ” I am Free!”
Let me encourage you to grab your favorite Christian CDs or radio and go outside.
Enjoy being free in God's great big beautiful world!
Enjoy a picnic, dig in your yard, go for walk, or just start running!
Bask in the light of the SON!