|May 26, 2015||Sir Robert Baden-Powell|
|May 25, 2015||Mere Willingness|
|May 24, 2015||Reasonably Irrational|
|May 23, 2015||Grace- Meditative Prayer 6|
|May 22, 2015||Looking Aside and Dedication-Meditative Prayer 5|
|May 21, 2015||Belly Breath-Meditative Prayer 4|
|May 20, 2015||Centering Prayer-Meditative Prayer 3|
|May 19, 2015||Be Still-Meditative Prayer 2|
|May 18, 2015||The Noise Inside-Meditative Prayer 1|
|May 17, 2015||What's My Name?|
|May 16, 2015||Picture This|
|May 15, 2015||Crossing the Street|
|May 14, 2015||Get Out|
|May 13, 2015||Ready or Not|
|May 12, 2015||Two Traveling Angels|
|May 11, 2015||Sunbeam|
|May 10, 2015||Far from Eden|
|May 9, 2015||Bailing Dories|
|May 8, 2015||Fishless|
|May 7, 2015||Spring Ball|
|May 6, 2015||Eel Tales|
|May 5, 2015||Salt Like Chalk|
|May 4, 2015||Faith and Luck|
|May 3, 2015||Boy Trouble|
|May 2, 2015||Bacteria Do It|
|May 1, 2015||Out of the Well|
Title: Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Date: May 26, 2015
Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the World Scout Movement, got married in his fifties. According to Lady Olave Baden-Powell’s autobiography, he introduced himself to her while on an ocean voyage. They’d been aboard two days, when the General recognized her.
“You live in London.” he said.
“No,” she replied. “In Dorset.”
He looked puzzled because he had been certain that he knew her.
“But you have a spaniel,” he insisted. “A brown and white spaniel.”
“Yes,” she said in surprise.
“And you have been in London? Near Knightsbridge Barracks?”
“Indeed, yes,” Olave replied, “two years ago.”
That satisfied him. He told her how he tried to read people's character from their manner of walking.
At that time during the winter of 1909-1910 Olave would walk daily with her dog, Doogy II in Hyde Park and Baden-Powell, hurrying one morning from his home to the barracks, had noticed what he chose to call her “quick, determined gait” indicative of “honesty of purpose and common sense as well, as a spirit of adventure!”
They were married within the year.
We all have ways that we walk – there’s the shuffle, the waddle, the scamper, the strider, the lopper, the skipper, and those who walk with fluidity, energy, sensuality, and freedom — you get the idea. The way we walk might inadvertently advertise our character or our health.
If we profess to be faithful people – how does our character reflect our walk with God?
Let’s Pray: Dear God, let our walk with You express itself in love, compassion, passion and steadfast faith. Amen.
Here's a Thought: What’s your walk look like?
Window on My Heart: The Autobiography of Lady Baden-Powell, G.B.E. as told to Mary Drewery, Chapter VII. Strange Courtship 1912, http://www.pinetreeweb.com/bp-olave-07.htm
15 Things Your Walk Reveals About Your Health, MSN Online Health, May 30, 2012
1 John 4:8 (NIV) Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.