(Written Jan. 29, 2019)
Let me admit – ahead of time – that I’m cheating on today’s post in two ways:
- Yesterday was a full day so I’m actually writing it on January 30th…(not that that makes a big difference to you reading it… but the goal was to write daily so for me… it’s a shortcut). 🙂
- Since I know that the post is scheduled to go live on March 11th, I’ve included something that’s a good thing, not from the time of writing, but from the time of posting…
- First and foremost… today is my beautiful wife’s birthday. When it comes to GoodThings… she’s right up there at the top of the pile. I have my doubts as to whether or not we’d still be in France if it wasn’t for her. She’s incredible!! So much to say….
- Secondly… my drive to Angers took place ‘neath drizzly skies and a light rain was just starting to fall when I stopped by this vineyard to take a couple of photos. I’d been wanting to for some time as I love the tidy order of a freshly trimmed vineyard … it’s a thing of beauty. I’ve always loved grapevines… they remind me of the greatness of God’s provision in the Valley of Eshcol (Numbers 13.23-24) when it took two spies to carry a single bunch of grapes. That’s how God provides for his own.
- Finally, I’m grateful that God has given me kids with a compassionate heart. Today’s example, Sophie was in the school cafeteria (with her French friend Lily and her Albanian friend Samantha) and Soph saw a student at a nearby table, eating alone. Apparently he frequently eats alone. Soph mustered up her courage to approach him and ask if he’d like to join them rather than eat alone. He’s a Pakastani student who’d only been in France for a year and a half. Her friend Lily remarked that a typical French student would not do what Sophie had done… but then, she’s neither French nor typical.
Want to understand WHY this series of daily posts?
I explain it in post #1 of the series