A heart-stopping moment:  I was driving home from the Jesuit Center the other day when a large deer darted right in front of the car.  Awesome!

A heart-expanding moment:  I was praying Monday morning when I looked out across the newly harvested cornfield and witnessed a very BIG buck leap across the field, antlers held high.  Awesome!

Two events, awesome in their own way.  What is it about deer that lure us into observing creation with a more careful and contemplative eye?

So much of God’s creation we take for granted.  As fall continues to unfold before our very eyes in the splendor and majesty of color … in the animals seeking food before winter approaches … in the whispers of wind and colder breezes … let’s be attentive.  Look … listen … smell … taste … feel … in a word:  SAVOR.  Beauty is everywhere!

Where will you discover God’s beauty anew this day?P5110054

Share this post:


  1. Kathy M on October 30, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    In each person we meet, each animal we see, each object we touch we are able experience. The beauty and wonder of God. It is a miracle that each of us are here. Our conceptions were miracles! The way our bodies function can be over whelming in the fascination of God’s engineering. Studying chemistry has taught me nothing is for by chance. I will continue today to marvel at God’s greater plan!

  2. Teri on October 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    So true! We are surrounded by so much beauty from our creator – walking daily helps me enjoy the splendor and not take it for granted.

  3. Toni on October 31, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Often, I see deer when I am out hiking…and I always feel as if it is God reminding me of His presence by gifting me with the sight of these beautiful animals! Thanks for your post!

Leave a Comment