So, I was talking a lovely walk around town the other day when I saw this walk up to someone’s house where this lovely flowering bush was lining the concrete steps. The flowers are called phlox. Since moving here, I have loved the ways that people have used this flower around their houses. But I was especially struck with the contrast between the stoic, level, and staid concrete with the bright, colorful, growing phlox that lined it. A few Sundays ago, our associate pastor was preaching and he reminded us of how we can walk around with blinders on. We all looked a bit silly, but he asked us to put our hands up around our eyes to see how little we were really seeing when we didn’t allow us to see the wideness of what God has put around us. Something similar here for me – we can just get so focused in on the steps and the “drudgery” of life that we miss the fullness of what God intends for us.
Advent A Place at the Table Beauty Bible Blessings Book of Job Book Review Books Brene Brown Chris Seay Church Colorado Community Conversations Creation Cross Death Discipleship Easter Faith Family Flowers Forgiveness Freedom Future Glory Glory Happening God Good Friday Grace Grateful Gratitude Grief Growth Healing Henri Nouwen Hope Imago Adventus Imago Gospels Imago Scriptura Jesus Job Joy Justice Kaitlin Curtice Lent Lent2013 Life Light Love Mandela Mark photos Nature Nouwen Path Paul Peace Power Prayer Psalm photos Psalms Racism Resurrection Rethink Church Romans photos Sabbath Savoring the Word Seay South Africa Sunrise Sunset Thankful Thanksgiving U2 water