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Nature girl

I've come to the conclusion that I'm a nature girl. Although I'm not a huge fan of bugs, I absolutely love hiking, going on walks, watching the sun rise and set, and spending time with God in His beautiful creation. Seriously, have you ever went outside and watched the sunset over a lake or through a mountain range or from the roof of your house? It's absolutely stunning. Every single sunset is unique, with different shades of pink and purple and orange strewn across the sky. You can see a small speck of God's creativity and beauty by being in nature. I wish I could watch the sun set every single day. I also really enjoy hiking--the exhilaration of walking the rocky paths, the peaceful sound of birds singing, the adventurous spirit of wandering the wilderness. I feel so accomplished after getting to the top of a rocky hill or completing a trail. I even enjoy simply reading outside on a really nice day. Combine an afternoon of reading and feeling the sun's warm rays on my fair skin, and I'm a happy camper.  Basically, I like being active and being outdoors.

I echo a psalm of David:
"When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!" -Psalm 8:3-9.

The work of God's hands is incredible. Because I know that I will not always be able to enjoy the outdoors like I can today, I want to be in nature as much as possible, hiking, dancing, exploring, observing, and relishing in the beauty around me. So, with this in mind, I'm going to get off the Internet and spend time worshipping my Father. If you need me, I'll be outside!

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