I have noticed throughout my many years of running the beach trail, the encounters with God’s people. I pray for them while I am running. The gentleman who is the brisk, fast walker with his headphones and beanie hat; we exchange smiles every time we pass. The small, older woman with her huge green garbage bag collecting recyclables from the trash, we exchange a wave and a ‘good morning.’ The pretty, young, blonde mom running now with her 2 year old and her newborn in the jogger when just a few months ago I would see her walking with just one child. The 80-something woman, who does not know me but I know her from a women’s conference she spoke at years ago and I still have her book on my shelf. I receive so many blessings as I greet and pray for God’s people on each run that I do on the beautiful, seaside beach trail.