1 Timothy 6:6-8 “A devout life does not bring wealth, but it's the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that's enough." (MSG)

How many shoes do you have? Recently, I've heard women stating they are shoe-a-holics and have 150+ pairs of shoes. Well, to be honest, I can't even dream of having that many shoes. My husband gives me grief because he thinks I take more room on the shoe rack than he does. I'm no comparison to Imeldo Marcos (remember her?) who had 2,700 pairs.

I think it's more about the road you travel than the shoes. We will be traveling to South Africa this month and it's a long road there (actually 32+ hours of sitting on my butt on a plane), but I'm anxious to walk on earth that I have not yet stepped on.

I look forward to snapping photos of God's creation and capturing moments that I would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in. I want to travel lightly and so long as I am not hungry and I have shoes to wear, what more should I worry about?

Think on these things today: "I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet."

"All God's children need traveling shoes." (Maya Angelou)

"If the shoe fits, wear it." (Proverb quote)

Dear Jesus, Help me to count my wealth in the number of breathes I take and the number of steps I take. Each step is a blessing from you and for that I am grateful.

Blessings to each of you as you step out into God's world today. Make every step count for something. It is a gift. And it doesn't matter what your shoes look like, you might even want to kick off your shoes and feel the water squish between your toes in the rain.

Carole Schumacher

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