There is a window right above my computer station, and today the trees look like dancing skeletons. I remember that one of my teachers in elementary school read a poem about the empty branches looking like lace against the sky. How can it be so easy and at the same time so hard to notice the little beauties in our days?
Our high school kids are traveling this week putting on a play about the lives of John & Betty Stam. If you haven't heard their story, you should. The kids' presentation has stayed with me this week, reminding me to pray for them as they travel, but also giving me a sense of urgency about my days, and a more clear vision of all that God provides. Needs - for certain! Wants - abundant!
And as if His provision for me was not enough, just for me, just so I will praise Him more, God gives me glimpses of beauty - today, in fresh blueberry muffins, a pudgy little face, and in dancing skeleton trees.