Nurture’s best …

“May their camp become desolate and their tents remain unoccupied. Psalm 69:25

Yesterday we pulled into Wekiwa Springs State Park to a campground nearly filled with tents and RV’s. After being on the road for nearly a month, the sound of automobile engines, tires on the road, dogs barking, and feeling as if I should chat with someone walking by the camper where I’ve been staying, I welcome the opportunity to commune with only nature.

Today, most of the campers are pulling up stakes, packing their cars or preparing their rigs for the road. For the most part, this wooded wonderland will be like my private paradise for the next week This beautiful park is at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, where a natural spring pumps out 42 million gallons of crystal clear water each day. I’m thinking of renting a kayak and paddling along the river and hope to get a glimpse of deer, wild turkey, leaping squirrels, and maybe even a Florida Black Bear—something I’d enjoy seeing from a distance.

I’ve brought my laptop and research books and plan to spend hours each day reading and writing in the screen house and spend the rest of the daylight hours hiking and exploring.

The beauty of Wekiwa Springs is that it is only a few miles from a grocery store, church, and a Great Clips Salon, should I need the amenities of the real world.

Lord, thank you for the opportunity to find peace and comfort that my soul longs for. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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