Since I dropped two of my courses (was too overwhelmed, they weren’t needed right now, and I’m already taking the two required right now) I have been trying to walk each morning again for 20 minutes. Today the snow was falling very lightly, not accumulating at all on the ground that currently has no snow, and was just barely coming down on my coat. It reminded me of many walks I took in high school where I bundled up every day and walked my dog Cocoa in the back woods at our farm.
When I walk it is one time I can really try and pray without much distraction. It’s a bit different than when I drive to Kent – that is also an important time as I try and listen to 103.3 Moody Radio and really focus on the sermons and conversation. I don’t always listen to radio – I tend to switch from that to the Fish to just classic rock or mix stations, whatever I am in the mood for. But listening to the shows on the drive to Kent had become a habit and one I do want to continue even now at home. But the walking and praying was different, and I had missed it. I have not consistently done it in a while, just because it had been so hectic to always get out the door to get to school, or get Colleen to school (last year), or whatever I was doing. I am grateful the time is back.
I am also walking consistently as I am still doing the My Fitness Pal – two weeks tomorrow. All the exercise gets deducted from the day, giving more calories available, and revving the metabolism! One pound gone…
This song came into my mind today and I looked it up on YouTube.
Stryper – Calling on You
Inside of me there is a lonely place
Sometimes I just don’t know it’s there
But when I’m all alone
That’s when I have to face…
The part of me that needs someone
To be by my side that’s when I call on…
You, You make my life complete
You give me all I need
You help me through and through
I’m calling on you
I can’t explain just what You do to me
My love grows stronger everyday
You give me love, You give me company
And when I have to face the rain
You bring sunshine into my life
More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/stryper/