Our growing family had outgrown the ranch-style house we called home. A two-story, home was our long, awaited destination. This suburban house seemed tailor-made for our needs. Floor-to-ceiling windows released our minds from the confines of the indoors. And the neighbors had a botanical garden in full view from upstairs – a feast for the eyes!
A typical day was interrupted when Monarch butterflies cascaded up the side of our home in full view through our new, huge windows. Next door, they engulfed a bush, in our neighbor’s yard – a ‘butterfly bush’.
The kids and I ditched our schoolbooks in search of the obvious!
While our children were caught up in the wonders of creation, I was caught up in the heart of our Creator. When the Lord directed us to buy this home and enabled the purchase – He knew! The former owner would build-on, adding windows to bring the outside into our classroom of a home. He knew – creation’s rhythm would send waves of Monarchs over us. He knew our quiet neighbor would plant this rare bush to attract them . He knew, we have a little boy, with a big net and bigger dreams of studying insects – entomology – as a man. [Read more...]