Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The beauty around us
Posted by Barbara Phinney
In the summer, I often eat my breakfast on my front porch. I live in a deathly quiet area, and the only entertainment I usually get is either watching the cat use the torn-up lawn (We had geothermal heating installed) use it as a giant litterbox, or else watching the farmer from down the road haul hay bales to his cattle. Like I said, quiet.
The other day, without provocation, I heard the words, "Look around you at the beauty I have created."Indeed, I have been blessed this summer. I had two books come out, and trip to Bolivia to serve God's people there.In an interesting twist, Terri Reed's great book, Covert Pursuit, out in May when my first book of the summer, Fatal Secrets also came out, featured a tropical storm that hit the gulf coast of Florida, and my August book, Silent Protector, had one in the same area.
I like to think that it's the same storm.Regardless, as the summer drifts away, and another storm season approaches, we can, indeed we should, stop and sit, eat our toast or sip our coffee, and hear God's words meant just for us. God has given us this beautiful world, full of quiet warmth and roaring fury, and we should love each day as a new one, say thank you for the abundance of autumn, and prepare for winter.
I hope your day goes well. God bless.