O, God, Save Us

I have a FitBit, and right now I am on a bit of a 10,000-step-a-day streak. I also like to keep moving for at least 30 minutes each day. Sometimes I keep going while my husband runs an errand. Today I kept walking while he went into the Viva store to take care of a mobile phone issue.

Last week, when I needed a few more minutes to hit my goal, my hubby stopped at the market to buy some cashews. I went in, but I kept moving, moving around the store. He told me I was like a cat underfoot, going here and there, needing herding.

Tonight we walked through the dark alleyways and narrow streets of Manama, where I am never afraid. It’s dusty and run-down and crowded with cars parked on the sidewalks and people going every which way. Cars squeeze through places you would never believe they’d fit. (I spent almost a whole lifetime thinking I needed more room to drive than I really do.)

I took a walk with my husband tonight, after we heard about the tragedy in Las Vegas. I am weeping that my own country seems so unsafe and broken nowadays. O, God, save us, I pray.

Evening walk in the souk. #bahrainwtc #10000steppartyonmywrist

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2 thoughts on “O, God, Save Us

  1. This country, Denise. It’s so messed up right now. At school today, everyone was wondering – what’s wrong?? I believe that hate begets hate, and I feel as if we’re a bubbling-over pot ready to blow. We need peace. We need love. We need kindness. We need your prayers. Thank you for (walking and) praying.

  2. Thank you, Joy. I’m trying to keep walking and praying and speaking out., but how do we speak out in love and peace. That’s a harder question for me. Thank you, friend. You are a great role model in covering the hate with love. Peace!

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