Inspirational · Psychology · Spirituality

The Nature of things…

Today, we are going to do something different, taking our travel mugs & treat with us for a walk.

We are going to find a spot by the water to have our time of reflection together adding to our physical activity for the week.

As you may know, I have been trying to increase my physical activity with Fibromyalgia it’s rather challenging but little by little, step by step (literally) this is happening! I am rejoicing!     

Shall we look at this wonderful day through the wonders of nature…

Even with its icy blasts of wind coming up from the Antarctic here on the east coast of Australia a little adventure outdoors is enticing! Let’s go!

After walking around the corner at the end of my street we come to the waterfront & notice it’s low tide…at high tide the waves lap this grassy shoreline & the little beach disappears beneath the tide.

Entering a small Pine forest, we hear the eerie whispers of the wind as it races  through the trees & plays tunes upon the pine needles.

A little path has been etched out by the feet of fellow walkers. Who frequent this spot to appreciate the wonders of God’s creation.

As we amble through we hear the scuttling of disturbed creatures of the under brush while our eyes adjust to the darkness under the canopy.

Exiting we discover that an Oyster colony has left an irregular heart shape on the rocks, we marvel at this & notice most have vacated their homes or fallen victim to the Pied Oyster Catchers.

As we continue we comment on the tides ability to sculpt drift wood into amazing shapes. Just like a seal raising from the sand to greet us.


What is reflected in our lives?

And we come to a spot where the beautiful clear blue sky is reflected in the waters of the estuary, as the boats sway too & fro on their moorings with each gust of wind & pull of the current.

I often ponder, when I see the sky reflected on large bodies of water like this, either a blue sky or a dark & moody one, for both are reflected on the surface, what my life may be reflecting.

I’m reminded of the wisdom left to us by the ancients…

As waters reflect the face, so one’s life is reflected from the heart.

Proverbs 27:19

My hubby always says;

‘what is within a person, their true nature, will be reflected through the heart attitude in the little everyday situations of life’.

Whether the heart is truly loving or not, whether true kindness abounds or meanness lurks, whether the heart is generous or holds tight to selfish motives. Food for thought, don’t you think?

I ponder my own heart attitude & which nature it is reflecting, the old inherited nature or the renewed nature of the Holy Spirit.

We sip our hot cuppa’s having found a sheltered spot from the icy wind, drinking in the breathtaking beauty of this beautiful water wonderland.

Today is a good day my dear friend, thank you for joining me!

Until next time,


You’re most welcome to join me in The Reading Nook

Or in Prayer

© 2019, Jennifer M. Ross, Photos by Jennifer All Rights Reserved.

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