Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. (Matthew 6:33 The Message)
Right before my very eyes was evidence that my bee attractor was working, a bee was busily collecting pollen from the blossom. I couldn’t find my camera fast enough to share my evidence, but I found a different bit of evidence . . . fruit!
Our spaghetti squash is producing this tangible mystery of seed becoming fruit. I’m still not seeing anything on my zucchini or summer squash plants, but I have renewed hope.
Sometimes the finding comes in seeking answers. Maybe there are some things you never knew about a loved one in your life. Maybe you could ask one who knew them better than you did, like my friend, Jeanie did with her mom. This week she shares a great story (evidence of) her father’s work ethic. Click here to read more.
I love gathering evidence of God’s goodness. It’s like I’m a detective of sorts. This is especially important to me, when life doesn’t seem very good. Another inspirational story that I read this past weekend comes from Bonnie Gray, in her new book, Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest.
Her book is part memoir, part treatise on rest, part journal prompt generator and very much a picture of finding wholeness in the midst of a broken world. I highly reccommend it.
As I read it, I was drawn to her story, and found myself skimming the journaling ideas, so I could discover what happened next.
I can tell from browsing the journal prompts that this could be a rich group experience.
So . . . I am thinking about hosting an online book club later this summer, to read a chapter together and then interact with the journaling exercises. (If you’re interested leave me a comment or email at firstname.lastname@example.org) Still working out the details of how and when.
Hope today finds you increasing in hope and lavished in God’s goodness and love!