Be on the look out for unexpected beauty. Be aware of the interruptions accompanied by beauty. It’s here we find the joy of birds. It’s here we find that God is not only aware of us but actively wooing us. For the interruptions are mere signposts—beautiful placards of joy point directly at the One who loves us.

Timothy Willard is the author of five books, including Longing For More: Daily Reflections on Finding God in the Rhythms of Life and the forthcoming The Life-Giving Adventure of Chasing Beauty (Eerdmans, 2019). He has collaborated on over 20 books and has written, consulted and served as spiritual director for organizations such as Chick-fil-A, Catalyst, Q Ideas and Praxis Labs. When he’s not riding the trails in the Appalachian mountains you can find him by the fire with his three daughters and his wife making up stories about Tom the back yard badger. He lives somewhere in the south Charlotte woods.