Of course, I am faithful to place rocks back just as I found them. Here are a few of the living treasures I found today by turning over rocks:
The forest is a great place to turn over rocks, because if we have eyes to notice there are living treasures under most of them. The forest is also a great place to turn over rocks in a spiritual sense, acknowledging that there are places within us that we keep hidden from the world and even from ourselves. The forest is perhaps the best place to discover who we truly are; as we turn over literal rocks to become acquainted with our wild neighbors and also to turn over the rocks that cover our fears, our failures, and our biggest dreams; by the grace of God who calls us into community the forest is one of those places where many find the freedom to discover our authentic selves.
If we find that God has given us the courage to turn over some rocks, the truth of the hidden treasures that reside within us will set us free to be our authentic selves, to live life unafraid, and to love boldly in our own unique way.
(today's hiking route)