This morning as I drink my coffee, a flock of goldfinches are playing in the trees beyond my window. Their summer feathers shine golden in the morning sun and their playful flight sets my spirit soaring. So much beauty to behold!
I felt led to share the vision with you, and something in the feeling reminded me of some lines from the book I’m reading.
“…For me writing has always felt like praying, even when I wasn’t writing prayers, as I was often enough. You feel that you are with someone. I feel I am with you now, whatever that can mean…” (pp. 19, Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson)
Is that not beautiful? This book is breaking my heart, it has such lovely prose. I picked it up after meeting with Miranda Gardner at SheSpeaks. Miranda is one of the acquisition editors at Kregel Publishing. We had a lovely conversation, and she asked me if I had read Gilead. I’m so glad she did, because this book is a blessing. I’m sure I’ll share more about it as I progress through.
Isn’t it amazing, this hold that writing has on us? It does feel like praying to me, it does feel like you are here with me…Writing has become one of the spiritual disciplines for me, just as fasting, and reading my Bible. I have to write about my Lord!
What a gift to have this community to share this love with.