2020 started like most years with expectations and, possibly, resolutions.

We imagined much and these imaginations were overmatched by the reality of our world with a virulent virus which invaded our world, battered our lives, and smashed the previous “normal.”

How we do live in such a world in which certainty eludes and escapes and uncertainly seemingly reigns?

For me, like many of us, my world while not the same, continues.

While I and many of us have at times reacted, I now choose to live!

One book which I am reading is “Choosing to See” chronicles the journey which one women and her spouse travelled after the death of their child, hence the paradigm “choosing to  see.”

She writes, as a woman of faith:

“In the midst of it all, God really is with us and for us.

I have found that even during those times when the path is darkest, He leaves little bits of evidence all along the way – breadcrumbs of grace – that can give me what I need to take the next step.

But I can only find them if I choose to SEE.” Chapman, Mary Beth; Vaughn, Ellen. Choosing to SEE (p. 26). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

My faith, family, church as it is, form a table on which I feed others and myself.

Our choice and challenge in the upcoming 2021 hinge on that choice to see “breadcrumbs of grace” on the table and tableau of our life.

Food gifts, especially homemade baked cookies, remind me that God and others gift us with many sweet things to accompany the bitter reality of all that invades our world.

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