Second Hand Smoke or Possibility to Evangelize?


The background is three different neighbors’ fences.

We live in a neighborhood where all the houses are close together.

We really enjoy the location and even the quirky rental house.

With this house comes the ability to see into 6 different houses from our own windows.

And most of our neighbors are outside smokers too.


That’s not our house behind the Third.

Awhile back, I remember a friend ranting on social media

how one of her neighbors smokes

and so that keeps the kids and her inside.

She was very concerned with her kids’ lungs getting second hand smoke

(understandably, she is given the responsibility to care for them).


That’s our place behind Hallmark.

For some reason I felt the Holy Spirit pricking my heart over this situation.

What was irking me?


Trying new things

What is typically seen as a deterrent can be viewed in a positive manner.

Could God use our shared backyard to be a witness to the neighborhood smokers?


Joyful strongly holding the parrot named Seven.

Could this be a blessing in disguise?

What’s more critical?

Worrying about secondhand smoke or the destination of my neighbors’ eternal souls?


Visiting our local farmers’ market and listening to live music while snacking on free treats!

So I pray,

pray for wisdom to know when and how to share my faith,

pray for courage to share,

pray the neighbors see beneath all our muck that life’s all about our Savior.


With God all things are possible, especially when stretched on our tippy toes.

A totally unrelated garden update:


Dutiful son watering the tomato plants


I have to admit, I haven’t seen any growth on the tomato plants, but the weeds sure like it! And I don’t take the time to weed very much.

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