Take Time, Pay Attention

I moved from Durham, North Carolina to Urbana, Illinois just a little more than a year ago, and as we settle into fall, I’ve been paying attention to what is good in a life that still feels unfamiliar sometimes. I’m looking for the places of goodness, the spaces where life feels good, and the moments where I connect with God. In that spirit of noticing, here are a few things that are keeping me going right now.

Johnny Cash Reading the Complete New Testament
During summer I was wishing for more time with scripture. This conversation with Anne Zaki came to mind – she received a solar-powered flashlight that also played a recording of the Bible in English, Arabic, and colloquial Egyptian Arabic and started to listen as she walked to work each day.

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