It is good to be back at my desk, writing and sharing with you! I didn’t mean for the summer break to last this long but it turned into a much appreciated sabbatical. We also needed to find a different courier to send out the emails. That has been done so now we are on track!
I also am going to change the format this year. I want to share with you more of what the Lord is showing me in my life along with organizational tips. I pray you will like the change and be blessed! Let me know what you think.
Do We See God in Everything?
I was coming back from a trip this summer when I looked out the plane’s window and what I saw was breathtaking! We were flying above the clouds and as I looked down on them, they appeared so thick it seemed I could walk on them. We were heading west so for the entire flight I could see the sunset, with the shades of reds and golds cascading through the skies and making the clouds look magical.
The sights made me want to pray and praise God for His power, His might, His beauty, His artistry! A simple glance out the window turned into a beautiful time of prayer and thanksgiving that filled my heart and soul with joy.
Which makes me ask a question: Do we live attentive lives? Do we really see what is going on in our lives?
On January 12, 2007 at D.C.’s Metro station at L’Enfant Plaza, you might have witnessed something that was missed by all but three people who were attentive to what was right before them. There amidst the busy shopkeepers and people hurrying to their trains, one of the world’s greatest classical musicians — whose performances normally earn $1,000 a minute – was playing Bach’s most difficult and exquisite violin pieces on a 3.5-million-dollar, 300-year-old Stradivarius. For free. And if you had stopped, you would have been only one of three who did. The other 1,094 people rushed by without even a glance toward the violinist, unable to recognize beauty that seemed irrelevant to their agenda.
Isn’t that how God’s masterpieces of art displayed all around us are? We hurry from one thing to the next without really seeing, without being attentive, to what God has for us.
I pray that we begin to see God in everything around us. And that as we begin to notice, we are changed.
(Story from In Touch Magazine, October 2011)
Manna from Heaven
“Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being…How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God; who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed…the Lord opens the eyes of the blind;…He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.
Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises to our God on the lyre, Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains. Praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven.”
From Psalms 146, 147, 148