Random Reflections

Blackberries

I’m a slacker.  Sue me.
I’ve literally been on the road six of the last eight weeks. It is officially crazy summer time. Don’t get me wrong.  I love what I do and the opportunities I get to experience.  It just makes for an incredibly busy life where I long ago dropped all the balls or the plates or my marbles.
The trips to Kenya and the Dominican were amazing.  God has such amazing people at work there and it is so humbling to go serve with them and learn from them.  They teach me so much about faith, servanthood, sacrifice, priorities.  God has blessed us with some amazing partners.  And of course, the children.  Simply amazing.  God’s best work. Being in their presence totally makes the “faith of a child” charge by Jesus come alive.  They love so much and judge so little.
When I get busy like this, I often don’t have the time or make the time to process.  This is a shame because there is so much amazing life happening around us on any given day.  It reminds me of my most favorite bit of prose by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees takes off his shoes-
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.

Anyone want some blackberry muffins?  I’ve got an abundance right now.

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