Love is always a hot topic in February, so the CW group chose it for our blog chain. I’m lucky–February brings me double the love with Valentine’s Day and my birthday landing right close together. For my birthday, the folks on Facebook and the CW forums were amazingly sweet, remembering me and writing me messages. But Facebook itself did me dirty.
A friend and I planned on doing posts about receiving kisses from God, or just finding reminders of His love. I’ve already written two posts similar to this here on 777 Peppermint Place: “Kisses from God,” derived from the book Captivating, by John and Staci Eldredge, and last year’s “God-Kissed,” a post celebrating the birthday gift He gave me. So my idea this time was to take some of my friends’ favorite kisses from God and post them here.
On my Facebook wall, I wrote one of my favorite kisses, seeing the moon in the daytime (always fills me with awe for some reason), and asked my friends to tell me their favorites. And they did. Wonderful things, like Lynn Mosher’s post about having her grandchild reach for her, and daughter Jennifer’s post about seeing a star-studded West Texas sky. One friend wrote about seeing the bright red of a cardinal contrasting with the gray of a snowy day. I particularly loved that one. Seeing cardinals is especially cheerful after several dreary days, and I believe God created them to uplift our spirits.
I wanted to post all these and many more, but Facebook ate them.
I’m serious. I can’t find them anywhere, and I went all the way back to my birthday. I even looked on my friend’s wall. Needless to say, I’m pouting a bit right now because I’d planned to use these wonderful things for today’s post.
But you get the gist of what I wanted to present. You probably have your own moments with God when you just want to stop in awe and bask in His love. What is it for you? The first crocus bloom announcing the arrival of spring? A rainbow after a deluge? A baby’s giggle? Watching your spouse sleep?
Any good thing comes from God as a reminder of His love. What’s your favorite?
Next up is Nona King, “writersprite” on CW. Check out her February 23 post on Word Obsession.