finding God in all sorts of places…

“We must always remember that God does everything well,
although we may not see the reason of what He does.”

St. Philip Neri


(part of a bilboard is visable from where we parked for a pick up order from Longhorn’s / Julie Cook / 2020)

We had worked all day in our attic…sorting the boxes and plastic tubs of our younger lives.
What to keep, what to toss.

The art of a toddler, the 1950 bank files of my dad, my mom’s 70’s stylish readers,
my dad’s 1930’s coloring books, my husband’s father’s WWII pictures…
Yet the dust and decay took a toll on my sinuses–just like like white on rice…
oh wait, is that colloquialism considered passe PC in this culture of ours???

Anywhoo…

After a full day’s work, we opted to order supper to go from our local Longhorn.

When we pulled into the parking lot, finding a parking spot, I couldn’t help but
notice a rather prominent portion of the billboard hiding just behind the neighboring McDonalds.

The word GOD drew in my attention.
I wonder, had others noticed the same sign, the same word?

Our life is a gift and a giving to others; therefore it is joy at a profound level.
Anyone who seriously makes this idea his own and begins to practice it will find it to be true;
he will discover that the will to live it out, that is, to accept everything as a gift from God,
can transform our life right down to its roots.

Hans Urs von Balthasar
from You Crown the Year with Your Goodness

13 comments on “finding God in all sorts of places…

  1. […] finding God in all sorts of places… […]

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    Such shifts in perspective make a big difference. Even the noticing is a gift from God.

  3. Tricia says:

    God is always in the details. And I still say like white on rice too… 😉

  4. oneta hayes says:

    Sounds like you parted with some amazing stuff. That’s hard. It is always good to see “God” any place that gives him honor. There is still much reservation in most people against mocking God. So most of the time it is heartwarming. Just the mention of his name, I think that is a song title.

  5. finding God in all sorts of places…

    On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, cookiecrumbstoliveby wrote:

    > Julie (aka Cookie) posted: “”We must always remember that God does > everything well, although we may not see the reason of what He does.” St. > Philip Neri (part of a bilboard is visable from where we parked for a pick > up order from Longhorn’s / Julie Cook / 2020) We had wor” >

  6. SLIMJIM says:

    Kind of remind me of Great Gatsby where the old billboard sign represents God

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