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Bekah is a friendship enthusiast that’s married to a Marine, mom to a redhead, and exceptionally bad at parallel parking.

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  1. Thank you for this beautiful post, Bekah. This especially: “What would happen if we were present and expectant as Mary was? What if we hinged each day on the expectation that God is in our midst?” I’ve been pondering on the same thing these past few days, as I’ve looked at the Biblical call into active (reverent, responsive) silence, so that we hear His “gentle and quiet whisper” (see the story of Elijah) and the door knocking. I’ve realized I need to carve out the silence, or the being the watchwoman as you so aptly describe it. And it’s also a silence within us that allows us to be present amongst those we love…just as you point out in your post.

    • What a beautiful connection to “reverent, responsive silence.” Such true and inspiring words. “It’s a silence within us that allows us to be present amongst those we love.” Amen and amen. May we all carve out time to cultivate such a posture.

  2. “What if we hinged each day on the expectation that God is in our midst?” I want to live like that, but I too, find myself distracted. I look, but don’t see. Watch, but don’t perceive. Thank you for this wake-up call at the start of a new year.

  3. Bekah,
    This was so good! It was such a needed reminder. I need to focus a little more on whats important. Only then can my ears truly be open to God’s little whispers and guidance. Thank you for this wonderful message.
    ~ Lovelle from (in)courage

  4. I love this! Thank you for helping us think about Mary after Christmas. Maybe Mary was one of the few really looking. We may not know for certain but I do know I want to be like Mary–one that is really looking for Jesus in the every day. Thank you for your words!

  5. Bekah,
    This past Christmas I was drawn into thinking about Mary and her ponderings. How she quickly said yes to a life changing situation. I want to have that kind of thought process. Constantly thinking about God being with me and being ever watchful of what I do and say knowing he is right there with me!
    Blessings 🙂