Chrystal’s Chronicles Repost (10/01/13): As I think about the journey of Kingdom Woman, I think about how easy it can be to get distracted from what’s really important in life as we face with so many different messages from the world on what a good woman should look like. The reality is that I find my journey as Kingdom Woman in the small things in both the daily challenges and gifts that He allows me to experience. This experience is one of those that teaches me how to look for God in the everyday.
I was driving today and happened to pass through the old neighborhood I lived in when I was in elementary school. Things haven’t changed too much in that neck of the woods and so I always feel a small, slow rise of emotion as old memories come rushing to the front of my mind. One of those familiar things in my old neighborhood is a park that my parents would take me and my siblings to for a “romp and a frolick”. I’m sure this was to assist us in burning off some steam so that we would be ready to bathe and go “night-night” once we got back home 🙂
I have fond memories of that park especially during that season of the year when the tall oak and pecan trees start to shed their leaves, dropping dead, but yet gorgeous, multi-colored foliage on the ground. We would run through those mounds of leaves, many times falling on nature’s cushioned padding. Sometimes, our goal would be to bury ourselves under the crackling piles, only to burst out of them soon after. The absolute most fun in playing at that park was enjoying those leaves with my parents who would engage with us, throwing leaves back and forth, scooping up piles for us to fall in, and helping to bury us up to our chins.