You can read more about Our Feather Story, but there were so many feathers, I began losing track of how many had been found. Here, I try to recap all that were found. Unbelievable!
September 13, 2014; Total count: > 75
Ray found 2 feathers at the baseball field
Megan found one at soccer
September 12, 2014; Total count: > 72
Cynthia found one outside their local pizza place
Sarah found one on her path while running
Jac0b found one at school
Lexi found one on Jac0b’s elbow
September 11, 2014; Total count: >68
Jac0b found 3 at school
Kimberly found one at her son’s baseball practice
Cindy found one on a walk with her mom
Tonya found one on her steps after taking her kids to the bus stop
September 10, 2014; Total count:
Jonathan found one on a pew in a church!
Jenny and her 2 girls found 3 while at soccer practice.
My mom found one in front of her truck on her birthday!
September 9, 2014
Jac0b and I both found a feather. One, at Best Buy and the second at his soccer practice, both at the same time.
My mom found 4 feathers.
Katie @kdswisher found a feather by her front step
Michelle found a feather in the parking lot at work
Cristina found a feather in her car
Kristi’s son found one on the Greenway
September 8, 2014
Jac0b found a feather at the bus stop
Candie found another feather inside the door of her work
Mom found a feather in her back yard
September 7, 2014
Rebecca found one in her backyard
September 6, 2014
My friend Jill’s son found a feather
Emily found one at a consignment sale
Ray and his sons found feathers at the baseball park
September 5, 2014
Scott found a feather in a garage at work
Deb found 3 white feathers
Amanda found 2 feathers on a bad day. She says: We’ve had a very stressful morning due to our card being locked so we couldnt use it, the car rental place charged us more than double what they were supposed too and now we are having hotel issues.. BUT i found this in hotel parking lot and it made me smile and reminded me to always be thankful and grateful.
September 4, 2014
Jessie Weaver found her feather and then guest posted on September 5.
Melanie found the same feather twice in 2 different rooms of her house
Dad found lots of feather out on a run
Deb found one on the way back from school
We found another one in our driveway.
September 3, 2014
MJ found one in her path
Russanna found lots of feathers at her MOPS meeting
Sarah found two feathers on a day she had an important medical test
September 2, 2014
Jac0b found 6 feathers at soccer practice.
Shannon found one with her nephews
Jason found one floating in his daughter’s room
September 1, 2014
Brooke found one in an elevator
Nancy found a feather
August 31, 2014
Abby and her son found a feather at the apple orchard
Carly found a feather
August 30, 2014
I found several feathers while trimming a bush in our yard
Margaret found one getting off of her lawn mower
Tessa found one on her porch
Katrina found one at the apple orchard
August 29, 2014
Candie found one inside her door at work
Jac0b found a feather at our house
Amanda found one in her path
August 28, 2014
Niki found a feather as she was walking in her door after work
August 27th, 2014
I found my first 3 feathers on a walk.
Beth found one right outside her door after reading my post
Jessica found a feather
Jac0b found two feathers at our house during his visits
I attended Allume and won a feather painting
I pinned the feathers on the Pinterest board for Holley Gerth
Before we adopted Jac0b, he found feathers while he was in foster care
(Here’s an annoyingly long comment that I should just make a blogpost, but I want to put it with your feather story.) I’m in a Bible study of Anne VosKamp’s 1000 Gifts, and last night we got talking about slowing down and fully enjoying life. I shared with them your “feather story” and an experience that we had the other day walking to school. Addie found a feather, sprinkled with diamond drops of dew and quickly handed it to me, knowing the feather story after the first one we found in an apple orchard. On the way home by myself, I was twirling it in my fingers and thinking about the feathers and having a little conversation with the Lord about them. I said, “Lord, is it really THAT cool that we are finding these feathers? I mean, birds shed and molt. They lose feathers all the time. Sure, it’s cool that Amy’s family is finding them when they specifically prayed for them. It is interesting; I’ll give you that. But, are we finding them now just because we’re LOOKING for them. Maybe it’s not special. Maybe we are seeing what we want to see. Maybe they were there all along?”
And of course, as I’m sure has occurred to you, I felt him saying. “Yes, my provision has been there all along. The feathers are everywhere. They ARE. I AM. My presence, my covering, my concern, my symbols of love to you are EVERYWHERE. ALWAYS. And yes, you are finding them now because you are LOOKING. Because you are SEEING. Because you are slowing down and looking for me–not staring at your phone or your calendar.”
I guess, for me, it reminded me that God’s provision isn’t a special, unique exception to the way He operates even though sometimes I only occasionally get a glimpse of it. It is THE RULE. It is His Character. He is omnipresent, and I have the chance to be present too–when I look for that chance. When I’m quiet enough to hold that feather and talk to him.
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Katrina, I could shout for joy right now!! I had a friend who had the EXACT same comment yesterday–that we’re just finding them because we’re looking for them. I have had the same thoughts. Is this really your work or is it just us looking too hard? I LOVE the Lord and his answer. OF COURSE it is because it’s already there and the only difference is US. THAT’S THE POINT. WHEW! That’ll preach! Thank you for sharing!
Although, I will add, I do think he has providentially placed some of these in our paths so it easier to see. There’s just too many examples of people finding them right in their path when they have never seen a feather for years. Although, once again, he can give us eyes to see things we’ve never seen before…
In any case, it’s pretty awesome.
I was thinking the same thing while we were on holiday. I kept seeing feathers everywhere, and lots of birds to go with them. And to reinforce it, while going through the mountains there was a lot of fog, and of course clouds, hiding some of the road and some of the mountains. And all I could think of was how sometimes you can’t see everything, but you need to KNOW it is there. Sometimes your path is foggy, but you see enough to get you down a little bit of road safely, then a little more and a little more. Sometimes we just see the fog and what’s right in front of us, but what is really there is beautiful and majestic and strong and unmoving.
So much yes, Deb!
I also look for feathers. It’s something that I’ve seen since college when someone share Psalm 91:4 with me. I always seem during stressful times or those times when I need to be reminded of God’s presence and power and protection. I even got a feather tattoo on my leg to remind me daily. And we used feathers in our wedding.