Abundance – The Joy of the Hunt by Kit – 1 minute read

CaptureDrew and I hosted an Easter Egg hunt in our backyard for ten years. We usually had about 300 moms, dads, grandmothers, grandfathers and children. I well remember the first year. I made the mistake of going into the house while Drew gave the rules and began the hunt. When I came back five minutes later the hunt was winding down! The horde of children had swept across the yard vacuuming up every goodie. I had missed it all.

The next year I determined to witness the hunt first hand. Again parents, grandparents and children gathered in our yard. Drew gave the rules and off they went. What I hadn’t expected was the sheer joy finding each egg produced. Even with a full basket, the joy of finding another egg produced as much joy as the first.

This spring we and many we know are experiencing a sort of communal death. The organization we have had the privilege to be a part of is forever changed. And each of us is trying to find a way to stabilize our worlds, a way to move forward.

God reminded me of our Easter Egg Hunts years ago. Only this time I, an adult, am attending the hunt and God is the host. After accepting God’s invitation I made a list, God’s Easter Eggs To Me and off I went.

Unlike the hunts we gave, in my God-directed hunt you could go into the house and come back and find me still hunting. Since I am an adult, my eggs are harder to find. Require more effort. But, my list is growing and I experience great joy with the finding of each egg. If I hadn’t already packed my Easter baskets away for our move, I would put a egg in my basket with each addition to my list.

Maybe this year you also need to be invited to an Easter Egg hunt. I would love you to join mine. God has laid before us eggs to find and gather. Joy to be discovered.

You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. Psalm 4:7

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11 Responses to Abundance – The Joy of the Hunt by Kit – 1 minute read

  1. Karen Pruitt says:

    We can identify with the changes in ministry as well! God has shown us to be in ministry wherever we are in all circumstances! You and Drew are doing that regardless of where headquarters might land! Looking forward to finding Easter eggs with y’all! Those egg hunts at your home we’re the highlight of our family’s spring each year! Much love and blessings to y’all!

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  2. Thanks, Karen. We are delighted to have you join us in our egg hunt. No reason the kids should have all the fun. Those hunts we had when your family was young bring smiles to our hearts.

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  3. Thanks for your comment Aileen. Not sure why it didn’t show up here. Yes, the plan is Washington State.We hope to head that way the end of April. Have a blessed Easter celebration.

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  4. Margaret L. West says:

    This is so good. Thanks for posting!

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  5. Thanks, Margaret. Our love to you and your family.

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  6. Patsie Bridges says:

    Yours (and Drew’s) gifts of words always have a way of automatically creating visuals for me. As I read, I pictured us with our baskets on beautiful lush, green grounds sprinkled with colorful spring glory. With each find, we would stop & realize, with great joy & appreciation, the worth of the egg that God had carefully placed there in that beautiful setting, just for us. I would love to join you in your Easter Egg Hunt this year. I somehow know that one of my eggs will be a reminder of the very special friendship of you and Drew for the past 10 years. I thank God for putting you both in my life, as you have been an inspiration to me & you have taught me so much. I am forever grateful to God for the gift of you. Though I am sad to see you move, I am happy for you to get to experience a new adventure and I look forward to reading all about it. You will touch many lives wherever you are. See you at the Easter Egg Hunt. My love to you both.

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  7. Your gracious words are always an encouragement to our hearts. You bless us !!

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  8. Skid Logan says:

    Every time I see a note or email from Drew or Kit I think of words like faithful, true, creative, teachable, daring, adventuresome, fish, friendship, respect, lawnmower, urine dump system, discipleship, strategy, results….these are the eggs in my memory basket when I think of you two.

    Skid

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  9. Connie Staley says:

    Kit, I loved reading this. It made us all stop and put things in the right perspective. We are going to all miss the two of you but it truly does sound like a wonderful adventure. Praying for the sale of your house. I didn’t know about your sister until Rita told me last week. Prayers for your transition!!!

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  10. Thanks for your gracious words, Connie. It has been a joy for us to know you, Elaine and Patsie. Love you, Kit

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