Monday was dance, our devotionals were on the surrender of feelings and emotions. God made us with emotions and feelings, but we need to rule over them, not let them rule over us. The discipline of emotion is the training of how we respond. If you are an athlete you will follow your coach’s guide, eat what he wants you to eat, do the exercises he wants you to do – even when you don’t want to or don’t feel like it. As a disciple we need to listen to God, follow in the ways of Jesus, seek Him first and put Him first above everything. Bring your feelings to Him, choose Him above everything, otherwise we become victims of our feelings. If we let our emotions rule us we are like a boat in the ocean, with no sails, no rudder, blown this way and that whenever feelings hit because we have no guide. This doesn’t mean that we become emotionless or that we have to put up walls against our emotions, just we aren’t to be ruled by them. “Obedience to God is always possible.”
Tuesday we went to Koelbel library for a Walk2Connect walk. Our walking leader was Taliah, we saw her on the Park hill tour, we also saw some faces from the Urban tree canopy walk and the Park hill walk. Taliah just got a job as librarian and wanted to combine her love of walking and getting to know people in the area – so she’s made some walks over the course of a few months. We started from the library and headed to a trail by a gulch.
We saw baby ducks, red winged blackbirds, a hawk and more. It was a nice amble by the creek, the sounds of the water, the smell of the flowering trees, the birds chirping.
We walked and talked, then ended back at the library. After lunch at home we went by the library (a different one) for Creativity club. We made some art, then came back home and I worked on some leaves and flowers for Botanical illustration class.
For some reason they won’t upload, I hope they do or I won’t get credit for them. I’m working on a picture of Zoe too (and Maisy soon.)
Joel is doing the Spur ride test, if he passes he gets a pair of silver spurs.
And yesterday was jazz appreciation day, but since Englewood Grand was having jazz tonight, we’ll just say that we celebrated it on May 1st.