Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Glorious Outdoors

I haven't written in a while, so here we go...
I was in the outdoors this weekend.  Or should I say that I was out the outdoors this weekend??  When I say I was outside, I'm not talking about my backyard!  I was out and about in nature!

My parents live in Running Springs.  It's a mountain community and it so great to be up there.  It's peaceful, easy-going and oh yeah, it smells really fantastic!  I was there because my brother was out from Arizona to fish with my Dad at a trout tournament in Big Bear.  When they weren't fishing we got to spend some time together, which was nice.

The other thing I got to do was taking some awe-inspiring walks.  Now, I have walked up there before, but never to give praise to God about what I was seeing.  On Sunday my Mom and I walked around a botanical path in Running Springs.  There was such a diversity of trees and plants that I had to give God praise!  On Monday we walked around Lake Gregory (which is where this picture was taken.  Granted not by me.  Yes, I Google images, not ogle...but doesn't everybody??).  I stopped more than a few times to thank God for all He created that I was witnessing.  Maybe I am indeed growing in my faith!  How could you not when I think off all that I was seeing and experiencing!!

This was taken from Psalm 111 verses 2-4:
2 Great are the works of the Lord;
    they are pondered by all who delight in them.
3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
    and his righteousness endures forever.
4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate.


Beth said...

We are currently studying Astronomy...and His works truly are great! It is a blessing to delight in his works. Just looking at our solar system, it is almost unfathomable why the Earth is so vastly different than other planets. We get to observe and explore God's creation and marvel in his creativity!

Heather Hekman said...

God's creation and goodness are amazing. I'm thankful.