God's presence

The Hummingbird and the Hand

The Hummingbird and the Hand

I was walking to the church office at Oak Park one day this past summer.  Stepping out of the center stairwell, I saw what I thought was a large bug or insect banging against the glass of the center atrium.  Stopping to make sure it wasn’t something that would get me, I realized that it wasn’t an insect at all but instead a hummingbird.  I carefully walked up to it ensure that it wouldn’t dart away.

Raincheck

Raincheck

Recently, a thunderstorm kept my family and me inside for most of the day.  We had hoped to watch my middle daughter play in her last softball game and the kids were so disappointed that there would be no game, no swimming at the pool or playing outside with friends.  We had had a busy week wrapping up school, class parties and my husband had just returned from almost a week of out of town travel.  Even so, the kids stood at the windows watching the wind and raindrops smack the glass with sad little faces - frustrated that their day had been “ruined".