It's time to pull up your chair. Do you know you have one here in this space we call Soli Deo Gloria? You do. It's reserved every week only for you. This place would be different if you weren't here and we miss you when you are gone. This is a place filled with women who seek to honor your words, you heart, your tears, and your laughter. Scooch in close. You won't want to miss a word.
We have a little theme going on the next few weeks that I would love for you to be a part of with us. There is no pressure, but I thought it would be fun if we did a "summer snapshot" since many of our kids have started school again. The summer snapshot would give us a glimpse into your summer -- would you share with us a few pictures? What you learned? What you saw? How God moved in your life? I can't wait to read!
Riding in the car from San Jose to Monterey in California, I kept a running commentary as we made our way to see the Pacific Ocean for the very first time.
"Look at how the dark green of the trees contrasts with the yellow hillside!"
"Horses! Garlic! An artichoke farm!"
"Fog covering the mountain!"
"Look! A rock formation!"
Guilty as charged, I was bubbling over and fascinated like a little child with a new toy. I was expectant and eager to see how God had created this side of the country and I was so enthralled, not wanting to miss any bit of strange land where people wear jackets in August.
Am I expectant?
Do I trust that God is good and that therefore, He will give me good things?
Am I opened to being amazed or do I only accept things that happen within my timetable or parameters?
Do I have faith like a child or do I get muddled down in logic and logistics?
I want to be giddy with excitement at every point along the adventure and not just when I reach the final destination. What about you? Ready for your adventure and the wonders that God will show you on each leg of the journey?
I am so happy to see your face here at Soli Deo Gloria. Did you know we have small groups? As SDG has grown, it started to lose a bit of the small community feel. As such, we have groups that visit each other and leave comments for each other on SDG days so that you don't feel lost in this big blog world. Would you like to be a part? If so, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you are new here, please put "I am new" as your caption so that we might give you a proper welcome.