I have a friend who once told me that part of his evening routine with his daughter is to ask her “Where did you see God today?” She lists places where she sees God, and then asks him and he answers with his own list. I love that as an idea for Christian parenting, and for the way I think it creates a bond between him and his daughter.

I expect that years and years from now, she will remember those talks with her Dad. And I hope and pray she will also continually be looking for God throughout her day.

Every once in a while, I find myself asking that same question. So today, I saw God in the kind words of more than one friend who think I am a little too tough on myself. It was like God was behind all these different conversations whispering “Rebekah, I love you as you are, you don’t have to be perfect. But you DO have to know that I love you.”

So to the friends who took time to say/write kind words to me: thank you! And to my Heavenly Father, who whispers to me through the words of my friend: I am blessed to be your child.