I recently became aware of how often I go about my life without really looking at my surroundings. Whether I’m focused on the people I’m with, or on the task at hand, or just on myself–it’s common for me to miss the subtleties of the landscape (or cityscape) around me.

However, that’s not how I want to be. I want to drink up where I am, because God has me there for a reason. One of my favorite quotes is from Jim Elliot, “Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” Today, join me in asking God to help us be all there–wherever He’s put us!