Saturday, May 20, 2006
Hiking Mtn Creek Park
Saturday morning hike at Alabama Confederate Memorial Park in Mountain Creek.
Wx: Sunny, light breeze, v-e-r-y warm.
Trail Conditions: No one else at the park this early (hiked the trail from 8:30 to 9:15am). Chipmunks, squirrels, birds, frogs, lizards, and big ants kept me company. Gnats and mosquitoes beginning to show up as well. May need DEET on next hike here. Took several pics.
This is still my favorite place to hike. The tranquil setting and solitude allows me to focus on YOU, LORD and what YOU may be telling me. Today was no exception. I had been pondering exactly what message to bring tomorrow for our Commencement Service honoring Diane. YOU pointed me to Colossians 2 and 3.
My heart was also stirred by Psalm 147. This is the perfect Psalm for a hiker! It describes exactly how I feel each time I am able to hike. (Same thoughts and feelings I experienced as a young teen in the woods behind home.)
I am also inspired to bring a Sermon Series on HikingThe Life Trail. This could be a life-long sermon series! Would also like to bring the RA's/GA's here on a hike one Saturday morning - maybe even a day outing this summer (or for a Bible Camp Day?). I wonder if I could get permission for a night time hike here during the Winter??? Will need to find out.