“To see God in everything makes life the greatest adventure there is.” Not sure who first said that, but I believe it. My daughter Shara surprised me with a visit earlier this week, and we took a drive up to check out a new lodge on an Oklahoma lake. She drove so I could be free to, as she said, “enjoy looking at the new colts” along the way. I didn’t see any but I did see some baby calves. As we drove through the winding roads, we saw lots of trees but mostly leaf bare. The only flowers are the early daffodils. Yes, it’s still a bit gray and drab of color in the winter months, but we saw beauty everywhere. The spacious design of the lodge and its landscaping, the watercolor paintings decorating the walls, the shimmering lake stretching out as far as we could see. God’s creative influence is marvelous, but even more so is the love he shows us through his creation (including daughters who actually enjoy spending time with their mothers!).