July 11, 2009
Those who hope in God shall renew their strength; they will soar as with eagle's wings. Isaiah 40:31
Down the gravel lane, past the "Welcome to Happy Berry" sign, and around the shade tree, we saw the orchard. Rows and rows - far as the eye could see - of berry bushes! Blueberries and blackberries galore.
"Y'all can pick row 126 and 127, down in the holler," the owner directed us. And under the hot, high-cloud sky with a slight breeze, we picked blueberries for two solid hours. We filled up two boxes - 14 1/2 pounds worth.
Amazing how such as simple act of repetitively, meditatively, sweatingly, prayerfully picking berries can be so renewing.
What renews your strength in this moment?