Crista looks at the world--at people, at nature, at culture--and she sees God. She sees Him where most would have missed Him. She sees Him where most would not have thought to look. And then she points to Him. She nudges us all a little closer to Him as she does.
Laurence is funny and clever and genuine. She is easy and fun to be around. She is also wise and discerning. I love to hear her thoughts about all things--from trending shoes to the ways of the Lord. Our moms were friends before we were, and I'm so grateful for the generational friendships that our families share. She has spoken truth and encouragement and wisdom into my life countless times.
I am so grateful that Laura was willing to share the ways that the Lord is meeting her during this season of her life. If you know Laura and her husband, you know that they are full of God's Spirit and that His joy is evident in them.
I know Darcee because she is my brother's girlfriend. I count her my friend for many more reasons than that (although I do love her for loving him the way that she does!). Darcee has a quiet, unrushed way about her that reminds you to live in the moment you're in. She is thoughtful in a way that is completely personal--treating everyone as an individual, getting to know you for who you are, loving you with all of your quirks. And she is strong.
Today is my dad's birthday. Actually, this took a while. Yesterday was my dad's birthday. I thought maybe I should introduce him. He was the first follower of this blog. (I bet you didn't know that, but he was.)