Beach Glass and God

We spent a lot of time during our two weeks on Lake Erie looking for beach glass. It's become a family passion.

It struck me that looking for beach glass is a lot like looking for God. My next book, coming out next spring, is built around the idea that life with God is largely a matter of attention. Not belief, attention. God is always there, grace always a ribbon through life, but we have to bring attention. Otherwise we miss it.

Searching for beach glass, it seems to be, is a wonderful metaphor for the kind of attention we need to bring to our lives. Life seems drab and grey, but bits of light shine everywhere, a kaleidoscope of colors, rainbow seeds planted everywhere.

But only for those who are looking.

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