Therapeutic hobbies : Nature walks and Photography


Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by and all your prayers and encouragements.

Recently, I went for a walk at Hort Park, Singapore. It is a beautiful park with flowers and plant. It is so good to get out of the house and immerse myself in the beauties of nature and God's creations.

I love flowers. Somehow their beauties reminded me that we have a God Who not only creates but care for us. He clothes the flowers and feed the sparrows, surely He will take care of me and all of His beloved people no matter what we may have to go through in this world.

I love photography too. It gives me a sense of accomplishment whenever I am able to take a good photo and capture some of the beauties of God's creations. I am having problem uploading new photos, so here I am using some photos I took the last time I went to Hort Park.

So spending time in nature and photography has become 2 very therapeutic hobbies for me. They help me to slow down, relax and connect with nature. These are very helpful to me in managing depression and bipolar disorder.

Thanks for stopping by, dear friends! Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements. Your friendship, prayers, encouragements and concerns have been used by God to be a great encouragement to me!

The thought of God and you encourages my heart daily. May God bless each of you in His special ways.

Hope you have a blessed weekends! Take care.

26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Matthew 6:26-29

Warm regards,

24 September 2009

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michelle said...

Hello dear friend. The photos are quite lovely. I think hobbies are an important outlet for those of us with a mental or even a physical illness.

Nancie said...

Yes, hobbies are so therapeutic, Michelle. Glad you enjoy cross-stitch :) I always love your sewings :)

becky aka theRAV said...

Thank you for your comments on my TT post yesterday, Nancie. It was so good to "hear" from you again. I have missed you too. It made my day to see your name in the comments. A rare treat. I am glad you got to get out & enjoy the flowers as well as take photos. I love to take photos too if you didn't know that already. Take care. May you continue to feel as good ad you did on your walk. God Bless you.

Nancie said...

So good to hear from you, Becky. Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. Yes, I do remember that you too love to take photos. The photos you took are very nice. I have seen some of them on your blog. Take care and may God Bless you too.

Susan said...

Wanted to drop by and say hello.Hope all is well.I enjoyed your pictures.They were very good.Have a great day and God Bless.

Nancie said...

Thank you for stopping by, Susan. It's always a joy to hear from you. So glad you have had a wonderful break with your husband. Just want you to know I am remembering your family in prayers that God will continue to take care of your family and provide for you in His many wonderful ways. Take care and God bless!

sbwrites said...

Dear Nancie,
It had to make you feel better being among all those beautiful flowers. It sure made me smile to see them! Thanks for letting me know about your photo spread!


Nancie said...

Dear Susan,

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I do feel so good to be among the lovely flowers and to enjoy the beauties of God's creations. I know you too love to spend time in nature and you enjoy photography. Interesting that you too post about photo therapy at this time :)

Take care,

Peggy said...

Blessings Nancie...How are you doing my sweet sister? As always some very useful and helpful information to guide & help us! Wellness is important for each of us and we all need to pace ourselves, manage our lives better through steps and one day at a time, hoping in Christ Jesus, who makes us MORE than CONQUERORS! How appropriate the name you chose when you started to blog! And it's so nice to see you refresh our minds with GREAT information from DBSA!

May God keep you in His mercy, grace & love as He refreshes you, in all ways! Love you & sending a BIG HOLY HUG! Miss you & it was nice to see this come up on my dashboard before I signed off...I
saw your name & had to come visit!
Prayers & many blessings as you continue to recuperate & progress
in wholeness & holiness!

Nancie said...

Thanks, Peggy! So good to hear from you again :) I missed you greatly!
As usual, your words of filled with encouragements in the Lord. Thank God for keeping us day by day. Yes, wellness activities are so important for our well-being. I am still learning to pace myself :)

May God also keep you in His mercy, grace & love as He refreshes you, in all ways. Remembering you in my prayers too. Take care!

Darlene said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, I think the same as you when it comes to our posts.

Love your pictures and you are so right about being out in nature and its beauty. I am always encouraged by your thoughts.

Have a blessed day, my friend. Sending your lots of hugs and prayers :)

i said...

Hi Nancie! So glad to hear from you again. I love the flowers! They are beautiful! Looks like we have some things in common - flowers and photography! Although for me, I only enjoy others' photography skills, I'm not much of a photographer LOL!

May God bless you richly!

Nancie said...

Thanks for stopping by, Darlene, and for your encouragements. It is always a joy to hear from you. Have a blessed day too. Sending your lots of hugs and prayers :)

Nancie said...

Hi LS and Happy, thanks for stopping by! So good to hear from you. I loved to read your posts as they always make me smile :) Glad you love flowers too. Take care and God bless you!

Joyfulsister said...

HI Sis,
((HUgz))) I love the 6th photo what kind of tree is that with those colorful blooms? I love your photos and I also wanted to say I also treasure your sisterness and friendship. Thanks for blessing me with your visit. I know at times it's hard to keep up with many blogs but we know we are just a click away from each other, what a comfort to know. Your are loved!!!

Blessings Lorie

Nancie said...

Hi Lorie,

((HUgz))) It's so good to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you love the photos. I also treasure your sisterness and friendship. Thanks for blessing me with your visit too. It's encouraging to know we are just a click away from each other! I love your poems. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and God bless!


Darlene said...

Stopping by to say hello and to enjoy the flowers :)

Have a great weekend, we all send you much love and hugs.

Nancie said...

Thanks, Darlene :) So good to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by,

May you have a great week ahead. Love and hugs back to you too.

becky aka theRAV said...

Just checking in on you again.. Hoping & praying you are ok.

Nancie said...

Thanks, Becky. Thank God I am better. Still pacing myself :) Trust you are well too. Take care!

marja said...


Your photography is beautiful. It really is. Isn't it wonderful to not only see the beauty, but to be able to share with others how you see it?


Nancie said...


Thanks for your encouragements. Yes, it is indeed very wonderful to be able to see the beauty of God's creations and to share with others how we see it. I thoroughly enjoy photography. Always bring me a great sense of satisfaction when the pictures turn out well. You take lovely pictures too. Take care!



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