I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, generous, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a
deep slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right? This week, the word is quiet.
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”Psalm 121:1-2 ESV
So I moved to Phoenix Arizona back in July. Since then, I have fallen in love with hiking. There is spectacular hiking in Arizona! When I leave my apartment, I lift my eyes up to the hills. In every direction! I am continually reminded of the Lord in this place. Amazing! The best part of it all is the quiet. You have to experience it to believe it. In the middle of a city of around 4.5 million people! I step onto the trail, move up the mountain, and it hits me in the face. Quiet. I don’t know how he does it. But I am so amazed and grateful for his generous preservation of the wilderness. Growing up and living on the east coast all my life led me to believe there were no quiet places left on earth. Oh how happy I am to discover I was wrong!