Here at Write! Canada. Early Friday morning, on holy ground. Hushed voices, soft footsteps, the rustle of turning Bible pages and the hum of a refrigerator.
A tank of fresh brewed coffee. Fragrant aroma fills the air. Life blood!
I sit, back turned to people, creating my own space of quiet with God. Life blood more precious even than coffee.
I overhear a cell phone conversation behind me, a mother to her child at home.
"Did Daddy make your lunch last night?" she asks, "Is it in your book bag?"
And then, "Put your homework in there too, okay? Daddy's not used to doing that."
Rapid fire questions continue.
"Are you having breakfast? What are you having, cereal?...Oh..a piece of bread..."
And I smile, imagining a household surviving without this concerned mommy--and a daddy doing his best.
A verse in today's Daily Light shines out for all who seek him here today:
Zechariah 4:10 (New Living Translation)
10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin,