Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24


Do you prefer a brisk walk in the park or a vigorous hike in the mountains?

I like to walk. A quiet stroll in the evening or speed walking for exercise, I‘ll take it either way. Walking gets me out of the house looking at nature. It lifts my mood, gets my creative juices flowing and helps my jeans fit better.

Hiking on the other hand requires vigor, perseverance, stamina, and of course the right gear. Not quite my speed.

We walkers like neighborhood parks, hikers the wilderness. They trade our concrete road for dirt paths. We take the safe route, they walk where no man has trod.  They take the risk of getting lost, wandering around, and passing the same notched tree over and over again. We lean toward controlled environments.  They love suspense.

I was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Although I did everything I knew to prevent it, it happened. I thought I was in control. I remained conscience of the diabetic diet and tried to stay active. So, when the doctor spoke those words, I was devastated. Me? A diabetic? It couldn’t be.

According to the National Diabetes Prevention Program I was at high risk for diabetes and regardless of my preventative measures, it was bound to happen.  I was genetically susceptible.

The  were just like me, predisposed.

Join me over at my friend Julie’s at Unmasking the Mess to read the rest of the post and learn truth about the wilderness every believer needs to know.


Author: realtalk859

Hi, I'm Calvonia. I'm so glad you stopped by. I'm a small town girl with old school ways. So come on in, share of cup of hot tea and a real conversation. I've shared my life with my husband, lover and friend, Moses for most of my adult life. Our union has been blessed with three children a couple of in-loves and a few grandchildren. We are so blessed. I love God more than words can articulate and sharing his word and his love with my sisters literally makes me smile. Enough about me, let's talk about Jesus!

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