I’m a guest poster for Pearl Girls today. I first met Margaret McSweeney, the founder of Pearl Girls, at a conference years ago. I was inspired by her kind heart and extraordinary vision for making a difference in the lives of women. Pearl Girls does so in a variety of ways and I hope you’ll stop by their site to find out more and become a part of the work they’re doing.
As I sit in Panera Café this morning, the sky outside is grey and rain splatters the pavement. The trees are a brilliant green. A few months ago a much more sinister storm snapped and stripped their branches bare. For weeks all we could see was destruction along the sides of highways and in the middle of yards. But then the weather slowly grew warmer and a miracle began to happen. One day I noticed that those trees, despite it all, were blooming in their brokenness. The first time I caught a glimpse of tiny buds next to shattered branches I drew in my breath with awe. Each tree seemed to reach its hands toward heaven as if to say, “All of it, Lord, I give all of it to you—the beauty and the pain”….to read the rest and enter to win a copy of my book go to the Pearl Girls blog.