Continuing My Stroll

Memories of a Centenarian


Scripture: “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.  He leads me in paths of righteousness.” Psalm 23: 1-3

Continuing my leisurely stroll, I marveled at God’s Omniscient ability to decorate my awesome environment with amazing beauty and tranquility. I wondered if the Garden of Eden had been more beautiful than my woodland paradise.  Beginning to feel a bit fatigued, I sat down on a log near my trail. Soon I heard rustling of dead leaves on the ground, and looked up just in time to see a little gray squirrel scamper up a towering red oak tree, where he sat and played peek-a-boo with me.

The entire forest appeared alive with activity: little brown sparrows flitted from place to place on the ground looking for bits of food; a brilliant cardinal called to his mate, and a timid little bunny rabbit hopped near, and sat blinking his eyes. When I extended my hand toward him, he gave me one final glance and hopped away.

I saw a solitary buzzard sailing aimlessly beneath a few wisps of fleecy white clouds, and two colorful dragonflies darted back and forth through the air playing chase.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, we are so blessed to live in Your beautiful world;  thank You for that privilege and help us be better stewards of all other blessings. We pray and thank You in Jesus’ name, amen.


Doris Lisemby