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We’ve all heard someone say, “Look up! Raise your head.”

But I’m challenging you to look down. Yes, search the ground where you walk. You might be surprised to see special arrangements God made just for you, because the next gust of wind will bring about a new pattern.

These unique touches of beauty, which most of us walk all over, shouldn’t be missed.

And while vacationing in the Georgia Mountains and camping at Fort Mountain State Park, I noticed some wonderful displays under my feet!

My husband took a late afternoon nap, and I wandered around for the next hour, snapping pictures of God’s splendid handiwork. But the beauty lay on the ground and the crunchy gravel where I walked.

I’m sure other campers wondered about the poor woman circling the campground—the one taking pictures of the path where she walked. They probably shook their heads in pity and told their children/grandchildren to stay away me.

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I know I appeared disoriented while circling with shuffling steps and pausing to—seemingly—take pictures of my hiking boots.

But at every step, I saw a new arrangement displayed in perfect simplicity. I took way too many pictures, but it was so much fun! Don’t neglect the simple path you walk or say it doesn’t amount to anything.

Perhaps, the high and lofty stuff will fail to be the most important possession in life.

“I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.” Psalm 145:5 KJV

~ Karen



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© Karen Campbell Prough 2014

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8 Responses to LOOK DOWN

  • Glad to see you writing! Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. Thanks for the reminder to enjoy all of God’s creation! Peace & Blessings

  • love this, Karen! Taking time for thanking God for these moment by moment gifts of beauty, nature, family, friends is a blessing indeed. Thank you for this great reminder!

  • Good reminder, Karen.

    The Bible does say that the Lord uses the simple things to shame the wise. Nature is simple. Profound. Wise, indeed.

    Glad to see you writing again. (I need to blog again too!)

    Blessings and hugs,

    • Daphne, thanks for leaving a comment. I called you the other day, but maybe you have a new number? Perhaps soon we can go to lunch. Yes, I’m recovering from the constant pain and trying my best to get back to work! Talk to you later.


  • Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning, Karen! I’ve just enjoyed visiting yours! I, too, love looking down when I’m on mountain trails or at the beach. So much to see . . . the Lord’s not-so-hidden treasures are everywhere your feet take you. Great idea to have that camera ready to capture what you find. I get so busy looking, I forget to photo! Congratulations on your upcoming book! Blessings!6526

    • Sally, you were so nice to stop in and visit my blog. I have a hard time keeping up with all writers are “supposed” to do. 🙂 At least with “looking down” we can watch where we step and not fall. Ha.


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