The Driveway to My Heart

For years, I let fear and worry run all over me. Those two wicked step-sisters nearly did me in. Sort of like my walking path. I used to walk the loop that circles through our woods. Last summer, I paid the price–ticks, chiggers, and my first case of POISON IVY. After my poison ivy cleared up, guess what I did? I went right back to the woods. More poison ivy. Crazy, I know. But I can be stubborn.

Finally, I decided no more.

Clyde knows when we walk, we stay away from the loop.

Just like I can’t hang out in the deep woods, I can’t entertain certain thoughts.

Now I walk on our wide gravel driveway.

I listen to music to keep my mind where it belongs.

You know, it’s impossible to worry and praise at the same time.

 My son gave me my first ITUNES gift card for Mother’s Day and downloaded songs for me. Three of my favorites are…

“I Surrender” by Hillsong

“Grit, Sweat, and Love” from JOHN HENRY AND THE RAILROAD , a short film by Whitestone Motion PicturesI fell in love with this song at 12STONE CHURCH. Can’t get enough of it!

“Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs

I always stop at the cross and pray.

Nothing fancy.

“Help me walk with You today,  Lord. Stay close to those I love.”

Every day, I have two walking path choices and two choices in my thought-life.

The dangerous loop through the woods.  Or the wide open driveway.

Faith or fear.

So now…

I walk on the driveway, SURRENDERING.

Because I know what’s it’s like to wander through the woods.

And I don’t want to go back.