before you get to walk on water…
Sometimes you just have to get into the boat.
Because getting into the boat comes before you get to walk on water.
Every miracle always begins with the first ordinary step of faithfulness.
So I clap as they launch and they grin, us at this edge of beginning.
I watch three brothers get into a boat and watch their oars break the water
of worry’s womb,
and birth a bit more everyday
into this faith
that really believes
that laughs straight into wind
that stands on every shore with golden oar –
willing and smiling — ready to answer His “Come.”
Nature Table Inspiration
So He sends us September & we say Hello! Adventure into the possibilities & beauty of this season?
(The nature calendar’s from the 1950s and from: Natural Science Through the Seasons: 100 Teaching Units)Related:
Our past nature tables and other nature table inspiration
Labeling the collection at the family nature table
Suggested books for the nature table (thank you for your patience as the book widget loads)
Sources for nature table posters:
Butterflies (very inexpensive) or this butterfly poster
Birds (or this one)