Small Groups: The Wonders of Walking

by Gary Fisher.

Under the able leadership of Beth Stewart, Ridgetop's walking group, including the token male (me), embarked on a Sunday morning walking routine.

Six to ten fearless souls boldly strode the greenways of Moss Wright Park, Springfield, and White House. Three to four miles would be conquered. Beth ensured that no bears, mountain lions, or traveling  salesmen hindered our passage.

We didn't walk the Appalachian Trail but we enjoyed the fellowship, fresh air and sunshine to be found locally in God's creation. 

E. G. White encourages contact with nature and walking:

"Next to the Bible, nature is to be our great lesson book"

"The things of nature are the Lord's silent ministers, given to us to teach us spiritual truths. They speak to us of the love of God and declare the wisdom of the great Master Artist."

''There is no exercise that can take the place of walking. By it the circulation of the blood is greatly  improved. Walking, in all cases where it is possible, is the best remedy for the diseased bodies, because in this, all of the organs of the body are brought into use."

I believe all who participated were blessed and refreshed.


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