Hope you are enjoying my pictures even though they aren't current. With a brand new computer and a huge hard drive, I'm transferring a lot of my pics back to the computer from CD's and it has opened up a whole new world of memories. The hike on this day was 12.8 miles, a new record for me at that time, and is still one of the most memorable because of the beauty. Hemphill Bald trail is on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so not as easily accessible to us. We were spending Mr. B's fall break in a cabin in Maggie Valley with some friends. This is a point-to-point hike meaning the finishing point is 12.8 miles from the starting point requiring either a vehicle at both ends or someone to drop you off at your starting point. Mr. B does NOT hike that distance, but he did agree to get up very early and take us to the drop-off point. Everything fell into place perfectly and was a hike I'll never forget. The best part of all is that when we finished, we were only about ten minutes from the cabin (translate hot shower and jacuzzi) and dinner was waiting when we walked in the door. Can't get much better than that!
We've all experienced doing something that you thought was for someone else, but it ended up being just as meaningful for you, if not more so, than it could have possibly been for the recipients. That's the way I feel about last Sunday's, "What Can I Do For You?" post. I didn't know what to expect, but it was something I really wanted to do in response to your kindness to me over the past few weeks. I just want you to know that printing out those comments and posting them above my coffee pot has been such a delight to me every morning this week. I have talked to you, I have prayed for you, I have told you what I think you should do (I really should see a doctor about these conversations going on in my head! lol!), and I have rejoiced with you when the news was good.
So guess what? Let's do it again. Let's make it a Sunday regular. I may change up the questions a tad or add something, but the core will always be to please tell me in a comment how I can support you this week during my morning quiet time. Well, I actually learned that it goes far beyond my morning quiet time. In my house, you go through the kitchen to get to or from anywhere else, so the "list" is ever present. For those who might not have read last week's post, I will print this weeks comments/requests and post them above my coffee pot where I promise to read them every morning between 6 and 6:30 a.m. and say a prayer specifically for you and ask that you find courage and strength to meet this week's challenges. Your requests do not need to be related to weight loss. It should be whatever is coming during the next seven days that has you anxious.
Here goes.........What specific thing is happening in your life or is a struggle this week through which I can support you with my thoughts and prayers? What do you need?
For me, I am emotionally exhausted from the last couple of posts, but feel I'm making progress. There are no planned social events this week, but I anticipate one or two opportunities where I can use my newly discovered ability to either say, "no" or "could we do this instead?" Wish for me the courage to do just that.
Have a good Sunday. If you do not attend church and are interested, here's the link to my church, First Baptist Church, Knoxville, Tennessee. Our 11 a.m. service is webcast live and if nothing else, you can try and find me in the choir!!
Come back tomorrow for a report on the "Come To Jesus" meeting with Mr. B!!