Grumpy the Gator

In Grumpy the Gator, a group of children playing encounter a grumpy alligator. The story teaches children to always keep a safe distance from animals in the wild, and to find an adult if they see an alligator.

Grumpy the Gator

Its Always A Story With The Hendersons

Are we lost? Adventures in walking…..

Exploring paved walking paths in our new neighborhood is fun. We enjoy the exercise and viewing new areas. Recently a friend shared if we walked a certain route, we would complete over a mile of walking. Great! Each day, Alan and I try to walk for a longer period of time and get those steps registered on the wrist band counter.
After chatting with our friend, we were determined to remember his directions. Off we went on the adventure to get the mile and more completed. The sights were amazing. Colorful hibiscus flowers blooming, butterflies dancing to and fro landing on lantana plants and egrets and herons gliding with their wings spread in the breezy air. Beautiful!
Until….we forgot the directions of our kind friend and realized we had no idea which way to turn at the next corner. Should we go straight or make a turn? The thought of being lost entered our minds. “Are we lost? Should we call Mike(our son) to come find us? How far have we walked?”
I reached for my cell phone only to find we were in an area of no coverage. How does “no coverage” happen in this day and time? Pausing momentarily to focus on our surroundings, we prayed for God to lead us in the right direction.
A simple prayer of “God, we might be lost. Please lead us home. Thank You.”
We turned a corner and familiar sights appeared. God always answers prayers. Alan and I are looking forward to walking the same route again and finding some new paved walking paths, too.
I had to giggle because we were not far from home at all. Silly Mimi. And, yes, we walked over a mile.
Have you ever felt lost in life? Remember to turn to God. Ask Him to guide your steps in the right direction. 🙂
Have a blessed day,

  • June Foster
    Posted at 18:18h, 16 October Reply

    Melissa, such a sweet story. And an excellent reminder of God’s guidance. So important for us especially right now as we’re buying a house.

  • vmorgan456
    Posted at 19:01h, 16 October Reply

    I’m glad you are getting out and about. I think the best way to learn where you are in your head is to get lost. I love that God helped you find your way again. Have a blessed day!

  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 20:36h, 16 October Reply

    Several weeks ago I got lost downtown, trying to get to work. It was 5:30 in the morning and I came upon a detour down an unfamiliar street. Needless to say, I was scared at first, but I prayed to God to lead me in the right direction. I’m happy you found your way too, Mimi.

  • Savoring Sixty and Beyond
    Posted at 10:45h, 17 October Reply

    What a sweet post! So glad you “found your way”. God is so good!!!

  • Wendy L. Macdonald
    Posted at 21:57h, 21 October Reply

    I’m glad your walk had a happy ending, Melissa. And I’m glad we’re never out of range for God to hear our prayers for help. I’ve been lost a couple of times–not fun. It ends sooner and better if I remember to call on the Lord right away. 🙂
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  • lisa evola
    Posted at 14:58h, 23 October Reply

    Congrats on your new “direction” in life! There are powerful stories out there….tell them! Lisa

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