October in the Treasure Valley can be beautiful yet unpredictable and Saturday, October 6th was no exception as members of the “Young at Heart” group enjoyed a lovely morning walk about the neighborhood south of the Linder church building, and then shared a delicious brunch together.
The weather was cool and cloudy with a hint of possible rain, but still comfortable for walking. The group included some young ones in age as well as “Young at Heart” seniors who chatted and strolled together. It was a way to connect together across the different ages represented while enjoying the fresh air, gentle exercise and stepping over (or in) a few puddles here and there with the little ones.
The fellowship hall was decorated in a harvest time theme for the brunch which included hash brown casserole, french toast, bacon, sausage, muffins, fruit, yogurt and orange juice. After everyone had the chance to eat some of the abundant food, Alex shared a devotional thought to nourish our spirits. He used Ephesians 5:3-17 to encourage us to let our actions (walk) reflect the light of Jesus by avoiding the deeds of darkness and choosing to walk as children of the light, just as Paul instructed the church at Ephesus in this section of scripture.
Many people will watch to see if what we say and do are consistent. We may never know the power our influence has on someone as we truly strive to “Walk the Talk” of this wonderful Christian life! “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15-17