Friday, June 17, 2016

Quietly Slipping Away

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.
Psalm 119:1-4 (NLT)

It slips away so quietly.

One morning I’m caught up in my list of things to do in order to stay organized for several upcoming trips. Then the spring whirlwind kicks in with competitions and graduations and end-of-the-year meetings and yard work and family visits. It’s a flurry of fun, but in a flash it’s been a month since I last planted a Seed of Scripture. I’ll bet you’ve been too busy to notice the absence.

As the school year trickles to an end and summer sets in, it’s easy to let routines slide. Last summer Seeds of Scripture disappeared without explanation and I feel it happening again.

While I’d like to maintain a strict writing habit showing that God is at the center of my life, there are other ways to experience His presence. I will contemplate His goodness and power as I read, hike, garden, listen to the birds, and stare at the water. Without the pressure of a schedule I will post Seeds as He leads.

Keep God present in the absence of school year routines. (tweet it)

I pray that He will be at the center of your heart and mind wherever you go this summer. Please share stories of where you see God and how He touches you. Post on my Facebook page or email me ( I love to hear your encounters!

Where will you look for God this summer?

#SeedsOfScripture #FindingGod

Personal highlights of a whirlwind month:

·        Cheered my son at the Junior Olympic Men’s Gymnastics competition in Battle Creek, MI then sent him to the prom

·        Served lunch at the Woods Mullen Shelter for women in Boston

·        Spent time with my dad who visited MA for 3 weeks

·        Visited Sherri Lile, my missionary friend serving in Cambodia, during her home stay on the farm in MO

·        Thrilled to see my daughter compete in a major Crossfit competition in Madrid

·        Dug, potted and sold $1000 in garden plants to benefit victims of human trafficking

·        Celebrated the graduation of several of my former confirmation students

·        Blessed to hang out with my daughter, home from Qatar for the first time in a year

·        And heading to St. Louis for the Jr Men’s US Gymnastics Championships next week – PHEW!

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