December 11

photograph by Tim Haynes

photograph by Tim Haynes

Take a walk today, if you can, or take a mental walk in a favorite place.

What signs of life do you see around you? Do you know the names of the trees or the birds you might encounter? Being grounded in our surroundings can help us be grounded in our spirit.

What signs of nature’s cycle of renewal do you see? What is happening underground or above our heads that is not visible, but important?

Where are you in a cycle of renewal and growth? What might you do to cooperate with the way God is calling you to grow? Is it pruning or planting? Weeding or waiting?

Give thanks for all of God’s creation, including your own part in it.