Michelle DeRusha
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Michelle lives in Nebraska, where she writes about real life and faith and lives with two bug-loving boys and a husband who reads Moby Dick for fun.

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  1. Reading about the ordinary moments being, when seen through a certain lens, as momentous moments, such as the Klee bug, touched something deep in me. That lens that allows that moment of wonder or gentleness seems to me to be what i understand/experience by the word, grace. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  2. Beautiful, Michelle. I agree… I find it’s so much easier to keep a good attitude (or get rid of my bad attitude, on bad days 😉 ) if I just start thanking God for those little things that should mean so much… and often don’t. 🙁 Oh me of little gratefulness. Thanks for challenging us today!

    • Keeping a daily gratitude journal has changed my perspective immensely. I know exactly what you mean, though, Jamie – it IS hard, especially when you tend toward the glass-half-empty like I do! 🙂

  3. Wonderful post! I’ve been thinking along similar lines recently as I go into my third year of treatment/physical therapy for a rib injury. I wanted the Media-Worthy Miracle of healing. I wanted God to snap His fingers and make the injury, the pain, go away. Instead, He’s taking me through a process of healing filled with small yet amazing Klee Klee moments. Like the first time I could wash my own hair unaided or the first time I could drive solo again. The first time I could pull a shirt up over my head without grimacing in pain. None of those moments were dramatic, but they were still blessings. Still miraculous. Even when I didn’t recognize them as such. Thanks for this reminder to once again train my eyes on the small and embrace life’s miracles. 🙂

  4. Thank you for this ‘gift’ on the morning of my 77th birthday! I opened DaySpring to see a card sent by a friend and read your blog for the 1st time. It goes so well with Sarah Young’s devotional for today in her JESUS CALLING book about being awed by God’s creation in nature’s beauty.

    Enjoy your little boys! They’ll be grown before you know it.

    • Happy Birthday, July Lynn! I, too, read Sarah Young’s devotion in Jesus Calling this morning and was totally relating to her point about seeing and appreciating God in His creation. We were literally on the same page this morning, friend! 🙂

  5. Michelle, your toddler-stepping faith brings others of us along with you on your wide-eyed discoveries. Miracles are a welcome interruption to my own days, and especially when they turn out to be teeny tiny “klee klee” like miracles, completely unexpected. Oh, how I am loving every page of your book; and I am two chapters from the end. You write words that resonate with my heart. Thank you!!

  6. I absolutely loved your book, “Spiritual Misfit”. It spoke to my heart and I felt that you had told my story too. Thank you for your sharing.

  7. This is beautiful. I have recently slowed down and found such beauty in the tinyest most ordinary things that I never fully appreciated before. It is amazing.

  8. Ordinary moments are where I’m finding God more often these days. It is amazing how if we are just willing to pay attention, he is always showing us something. You know I love you, Michele–and Spiritual Misfit!! Loved this post.

  9. Wonderful reminder to count it ALL joy…even the tiniest of creation. Like the way you identify doubt as your default. That would be fear for me and it takes time and deliberate effort to brings shift to it. Only God. Lovely post!

  10. Sometimes I want a “media-worthy” answer to my question or supposed problem. Instead God gives us small everyday miracles, if we would just stop look and listen. We need to take stock of what we have and not worry about what we don’t have,

    Enjoy a sunrise or sunset, take a walk in the park, feel a cool breeze. We have so much to be thankful for daily if we would open our eyes, and ears to see and hear them.

    Blessings 🙂