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.
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).
For some reason I felt the Holy Spirit pricking my heart over this situation.
What was irking me?
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?
Could this be a blessing in disguise?
What’s more critical?
Worrying about secondhand smoke or the destination of my neighbors’ eternal souls?
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.
A totally unrelated garden update: