Family members and friends visited in the picnic area to catch up on how their lives have changed since last seeing each other. The kids bopped from swimming to playing on the playground to playing with the assortment of sports equipment on and off all day. The smell of the lake, sound of children playing, and warmth of the sun made for a great day.
As I stood along the shore to watch the kids swim the new title of my book came to mind. I had an idea for a cover and could not wait to “play” myself. I walked back to the picnic area, grabbed my camera, and returned to the shore.
The pristine pallet of sand near the water’s edge seemed to be waiting for me to start writing in it and taking pictures. It was a blast. With a couple dozen photos, I decided I wanted one with a wave washing it away. Nearly thirty minutes of standing atop my writing with the camera ready, a wave accomplished my last task.
Here are a couple pictures from our day at the beach. The one selected for the cover though will be a surprise when the book is printed. I continue to write, revise, edit, and speak about my sister and how her kidnapping has affected my life as I wait. As I wait, I pray. As I pray, I listen. As I listen, I aim to be obedient. When I am obedient, I think God smiles.
What is God calling you to do today? How can you be obedient?