Sacred in the Ordinary: Deer in the Quiet

I am tempted to search for the extraordinary. I catch myself longing for the incredible. I fight the urge to notice the spectacular. In doing so, I risk missing the most extraordinary, incredible and spectacular of all... the sacred in the ordinary.

My Moment...

It was still dark outside. The coffee had been made and I was pouring a cup preparing for a bit of quiet time before the day started.

I glanced out of my kitchen window and there stood two deer just on the other side. My heart was instantly warmed at the sight and I was delighted by their surprise presence.

What a beautiful way to begin a time of quiet and start my day!

What ordinary moment became sacred to you this week?

Read more about my thoughts behind the Sacred in the Ord

"There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day." -Alexander Woollcott


  1. That is a lovely beginning to your day, Donnetta. For me, I think it's whenever I look at the growing things around me that give me just a glimpse into God's creativity. When I watch the Planet Earth DVD series and giggle at the silly dance birds of paradise do, I marvel again.

  2. Aloha Donnetta! Thanks for posting a comment on my blog. I was thrilled! I've very much enjoyed your posts. I love meeting new kindred spirits. I guess it's easy with Jesus as our common bond.
    We don't have deer where I live, but yesterday I looked out the window (I was schooling my 9 year old son, Andrew) and we both saw a beautiful red cardinal hopping around in our garden. Everything stoppped as we watched this amazing creature. Those truly are kisses from God! Thanks for sharing yours!

  3. Yummm. Thank you for your prayers and comment on my recent article in Exemplify.

    My emotions are still all over concerning my cousin but God is in control. =) THANK YOU.

  4. 10 years ago I lived at the end of a 50 acre park. The deer were always in our backyard. I loved sitting on my deck with coffee in hand watching the deer. How lucky you are Donnetta. PS. I posted my own Sacred in the Ordinary. Better late than never.