The Remarkable Ordinary: How to Stop, Look, and Listen to Life By Frederick Buechner

There is nothing ordinary about life it is only when we become desensitized to it and look only for the extraordinary it becomes mundane. This is my second book by the author, and once again I find him a very personal and thoughtful writer.
By rushing through daily life with worldly pursuits, and concerns, we fail to see the truly amazing things God has placed and is doing in our lives. How sad! He who loves us and is so intimately involved in every detail of our life, that He knows the number of hairs on our heads as much to reveal to us.
This book made me think how much I am missing! He is working in very moment and experience in my life. I thought of how we don’t see God working because we aren’t looking for the touch of His hand in the minutest details. My existence on this earth is not random in any aspect. Nothing that happens to me is by chance but part of His personal orchestrated design. I realized I have a tendency to see things in a rather black and white fashion, good, bad, happy sad, when there is so much more I am missing! This applies even in times of failure and pain.
It reminds me of children opening Christmas gifts. They whiz thorough, ripping and tearing paper, moving on to the next present. In their youthful exuberance they fail to savor the moment and enjoy the awe of the gift. Are we not the same?
This book is a wake-up call to quit hurrying from one moment, day, happening to the next. I cannot imagine how much richer my life would be if I looked for Him in all things.
I received this book from Handlebar Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated are my own.

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