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Outdoor Truths

I have a recent vivid memory. It’s not going to impress you, but I can’t get it out of my mind. I went to the woods, got out of my truck, walked a few steps, and looked up and around. I didn’t look for anything in particular. I just looked around. I looked at the trees, the bushes, and the sky. I think I looked for an unspoken message in an otherwise unknown language. I remember looking for something that would give direction that I had not had before. Usually, every trip to the woods has a very specific purpose. It’s to look beyond every other sight for the hopes of seeing what I came for – usually a deer or turkey. Most of the time, I really don’t see the forest for the trees. Or I don’t see the trees for the deer. Usually, I am so wrapped in a singular objective, I miss the opportunity to see something equally important, but for a different purpose or area of my life. I knew that sometimes creation speaks regarding a subject I had not contemplated. And instead of looking for a response to a question, I needed to pay attention to her statement. So, I looked and listened. I can imagine the great Jewish King David making this same trip and…

For complete coverage, see the October 19th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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