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Afternoon Walks

Fall time in Houston is a slow change as the heat is still on and few leaves have that beautiful gradual changing of colors. Walks is our way of protesting the logical and embracing freedom.

Photography by Melissa J Leslie-Quinones/ Baby shoes by MoccasinsByDesi

We take afternoon walks to unwind from the busy day and settle into the night for rest we go through our 'to do' lists, think about friends and pray, and always touch back on what we're thankful for in our small humble lives.

It can be very easy to live on anxiety, fear and worry if we're constantly plugged into social media feeds, glued to our televisions or giving an ear for gossip.

Very dear friends of our lost her father while other friends lost their baby at birth. It is a heavy season for us as it is a time to restrengthen our hope in our Father.

Our time is short here on earth and when your 'to do' list has you anxious or your path seems irresponsible or your worries pull you back under your covers in fear, that is precisely when you must get up, claim the day as the best day ever, gives thanks even harder, release yourself from another errand, grab your family and take a walk.

I wish I could I open my prayers every time with thanksgiving. I confess it is not always the case. And when I catch myself trying to yell over the gates all my worries and desires, I quickly ask for forgiveness and go on to giving thanks.

"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and

His courts with praise; give thanks to

Him and praise His name."

We protest the figment that we must be busy all the time or we are lazy and begin to take back rest. Praying for you readers, I know we all have our battles but not every one of those is ours to fight. Partake in peace and rest in Him.

What have you learned about self-care, stewardship? I'd love to hear!

Hi, I'm Melissa I want you to gain back your confidence & energy in the way you think, speak and act through life-giving decisions. Health is an excellent way to exercise stewardship for the service of others.

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