Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday, February 26th

This weekend we visited our niece and her family on Friday night in Birmingham. Her daughter Bowden Ann will soon be 2 years old! We told Jessica we were coming to see her and Doug. If the truth be known, it was all about Bowden Ann. Almost 2 - she is full of energy and full of chatter! Looking into her eyes one sees innocence, imagination, wonder.... 

During our visit in Birmingham, Lisa and I also visited some dear friends, Sigurd and Sara Bryan. Lisa and I had Dr. Bryan for our Survey of the Old Testament class at Samford. We have said many times that in his presence we felt like we were on holy ground. Sara is the organist at Shades Crest Baptist Church - our church home when we got married. Looking into Sigurd's eyes one sees humility, kindness, gentleness, love, joy, peace, goodness, faithfulness....


Today we often find ourselves so busy that we fail to look others in the eyes. We fail to see what might be going on there - 



You can assume you know what is going on in someone's life -
                                  but when was the last time you looked into his or her eyes?

Open my eyes that I may see....


  1. I finally found your blot! Thank you for your insights -- they're both poetic and real. In our lectionary yesterday, we heard first the story of Noah after the waters had washed away all that was offensive to God, then the story of Jesus, compelled into the wilderness after his baptism. Water figures prominently in both readings. I'm meditating on that, while I seek for myself a bit of desert.