I’m honored to have a guest post over at the Behold Conference’s blog. The big event is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for March 10th, and find all the registration info here. It’s going to be an amazing weekend of faith, fellowship, and fun, and you’ll get to meet all sorts of familar faces in Catholic media: Danielle Bean, Jen Fulwiler, Sarah Reinhard, Mary Hasson, Arwen Mosher, Amy Bonaccorso, Sr. Helena Burns, Hallie Lord, and more! Marie Miller will be performing, and Ginny Baldridge, and the Sisters of Life and I will be speaking. Plus, you’ll get to meet my little sidekick, Thomas, and my mom, my official baby holder for the weekend (but she promises to share!).
Here’s an excerpt from my post:
I love the spring. It’s especially romantic to dream about the season of renewal now when we’re all waiting for that last cold sigh of winter. I imagine the green grass, the effusion of color that the springtime brings, and the warmer days. Ahhhhh… (Of course, I live in the South and won’t pretend to know what a real, bitter winter feels like!)
But is there any less glory when the trees are stripped of their leaves and stand stark against the gray sky?
The naked tree, the latent flowers hiding in our front yard – these natural things are doing what they were designed to do and are without pretense or flamboyance honoring God. They don’t look like much now, but they’ll be beautiful in a few months’ time. They will glorify God then, too. As part of His creation, they never stop adoring Him.
Isn’t the same true of our bodies?
Please read the rest here. While you’re over there, let us know how you glorify God in your body.
*And please, if you have a moment, do read this absolutely lovely piece of Hallie Lord’s about thriving in all of the seasons of motherhood.