Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Another Climb

I just want to start off by saying that today was a good day. I don't actually get to say that too often...well here in the recent past anyways. I thoroughly enjoyed my day.

I slept in...first good thing.
I had cheesy garlic bread for brunch :)
I watched a million episodes of the cosby show.
I decided to go check out Pinnacle Mountain State Park. It is only twenty minutes from my house. When I got there, I was the only car in the parking lot. I found the trail head and began my hike. It was very pleasant. First of all, it was like 75 degrees outside. perf.
I was the only one on the mountain.It was really different than walkabout, and I LOVED it. ha. I didn't have a 40 pound pack on my back and it was only a couple miles long.
The thing I didn't like about it at first was the fact that I was alone. Not a soul could be seen or heard for miles. Honestly, I got a little scared. You hear noises, and my mind plays tricks. I found a lot of little cool areas that I like to call "pondering places". Areas that you can just sit and take it all in.
I finally made it to the top. Took some photos. I sat at the top of the mountain and read psalm 100-101. It was delightful.

1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
 2 Serve the LORD with gladness;
         Come before His presence with singing.
 3 Know that the LORD, He is God;
         It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
         We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
 4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
         And into His courts with praise.
         Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
 5 For the LORD is good;
         His mercy is everlasting,
         And His truth endures to all generations.

I just sat there and listened. It was peaceful. I had a view of Arkansas River and the other mountain tops. I got called down from the mountain early because Mom made me go get brother from school. I like going back to this idea that Christ had about going to the hillside to pray OR like other biblical figures did, like going to the Mountain to seek God.
I hope to do it again. I will do it again.

The day ended with Mom and I watching the Republican Presidential Candidate Debate. It was actually pretty interesting. I was the commentator at home... ha. Making comments mostly about the people in the background. 

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