Here's something you may not know about me- I don't do things the way most (normal) people do things.
And I have to tell you this to explain why I was lying on my back looking at a leaf as it hit me in the face Sunday morning, as I was having a conversation with God.
What happened was this: I like to take my mat out on my back deck and do my yoga when it's nice outside. And on this particular Sunday, I wanted to be near God in his creation rather than inside the church walls.
It was GORGEOUS - a breezy fall morning, everything veiled in gold, with blue sky and clouds dodging in and out of the tops of the trees. So pretty, in fact, that I laid on my back after my exercises, all relaxed and soaking in the moment. As I did, I began to say a prayer, a prayer of gratitude for the beauty all around me that was so joyful and full of life. I thanked him for being there through everything and for letting me know in a million ways that he cared for me and knows my heart.
And then, out of a clear blue sky, a single leaf pirouetted down out of the sky onto my nose.
It brought instant tears to my eyes.
Having a conversation with God will do that.
Cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. _Phillipians 4:6