I didn’t dare tell anyone I had grown soft for Nebraska. But on the inside, I found myself marveling at the astounding vastness of the cornflower blue skies that unfurled each morning right over my head. I was captivated by the way the sunlight skipped around on actual amber waves of grain. I hiked trails through the prairie and took my time, gazing at columbine and prairie grass and monarch butterflies feeding on goldenrod. I rode my bicycle on miles and miles of straight, flat trails, with cluttered thoughts falling from my mind with each round of the pedals and frogs singing to me from the tall grasses that lined the trail. I stood stock-still and watched the most fantastic sunset and then turned in the other direction and practically fell into the harvest moon . . .
But spending time in the middle of the wilderness had changed me . . .
But remember, the glory of God is in the wilderness. As much as we want to resist it, in the wilderness of our lives, God works to transform us more and more into the image of his Son and a reflection of his character.
~Deidra Riggs in Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are
In the stillness,
I have an extra copy of Every Little Thing to give away.
Just leave a comment by Wednesday, and I’ll high-techly select a winner
by drawing a name from a basket.
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