God created nature with such exquisite detail, textures, colors and shapes – beauty beyond one’s imagination. Just think of the skies, flowers, rolling hills, trees, and water…so full of life. I find myself too often taking care of business inside, that I rarely get out and TRULY enjoy and live in nature. But this summer has been different and very inspiring.
This summer, my First Place for Health group is having fun with special weekly challenges that encourage activities in God’s outdoor creations. Members are asked to post photos on our group’s Facebook page. Here are some of our photos that inspired our members this summer.
TAKE A WALK OUTDOORS EAT A HEALTHY MEAL OUTDOORS (even relaxing with feet propped)
FIND A QUIET PLACE TO FIND GOD IN NATURE TAKE A WALK IN AN UNUSUAL PLACE
DO STRENGTH TRAINING WITH PART OF GOD’S CREATION
Upcoming challenges are:
- Listen for the sounds of God’s creation.
- Look for God’s happy creatures.
When I look around at the beauty of flowers, trees, rolling hills, waters, and blue skies, I am amazed at how relaxed my body becomes.My mind lets loose of my worries and my “to do” list. God created nature to be enjoyed and experienced. I have visited many local parks this summer and rediscovered mounds, art sculptures, and natural beauty. There are a few more parks on my list for upcoming adventures. These weekly challenges fill me with God’s spirit and has increased my healthy, active lifestyle. It’s not too late to try different weekly challenges in God’s creations, as there is beauty in all the seasons of the year.