God Revealed Himself Through an Owl’s Visit.

Hey there friend,

This gorgeous owl paid a visit to the homestead while we were camping last month. It was different than the others who have visited before. They were often very timid and would fly away as soon as it saw me. This owl didn’t fly away, rather it stayed close and even locked eyes with me for what felt like an eternity. It was beautiful from head to claws.

Since before moving here to the middle, owls have been a “thing” to me. Owls have been a symbol that has marked the beginning and end of chapters in my life. In my last year of teaching, my room was decorated in polka dots and owls. Then just a week into living in our farmhouse, two small owl sketches were hanging out of the mantle in the parlor. Since then, we have had a pair of Great Horned owls live in the surrounding woods, but only twice have I had one that would appear and look me right in the eye.

Did you know owl symbolism has been present in various cultures throughout history and carries a wide range of meanings. With these sightings I couldn’t help but look up what owls symbolize. Overall, online sources seem to agree they are a signal to inner wisdom, change or transformation, intuitive development, and self-actualization.

The following week after the owl visited, I opened up my devotion book and was met with this message:

“As you listen to birds calling to one another, hear also My Love-call to you. I speak to you continually: through sights, sounds, thoughts, impressions, scriptures. There is no limit to the variety of ways I can communicate with you. Your part is to be attentive to My messages, in whatever form they come. When you set out to find Me in a day, you discover that the world is vibrantly alive with My Presence. You can find Me not only in beauty and birdcalls, but also in tragedy and faces filled with grief. I can take the deepest sorrow and weave it into a pattern for good.

Search for Me and My messages, as you go through this day. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with your whole being. -Jesus Calling. Sarah Young.

I truly believe God finds unique ways to reach each of us individually. I invite you this week to see if you can’t find Him showing up in your day-to-day routines and schedules. I think you’ll find Him in some of the most unexpected places.

Grounded in the Middle Podcast

This week I’m joined on the front porch with Shaucuana Knight, owner of Cora’s Cakery. Baking has always been a hobby turned career in August 2020. Cora’s Cakery was created to honor her grandmother, do something that she loves and to make a difference in the community. The mission of Cora’s Cakery is to create an elegantly delicious experience for their customers. On this podcast we’re going to talk about small beginnings that have turned into her growing dream. It’s a journey that is incredible and you don’t want to miss!

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