I was outside yesterday with Jadon in the aftermath of the latest winter storm. While the ice that coated everything made travel difficult, it also had an incredible beautifying effect on the surroundings. I noticed this tree branch, and to my surprise, I saw a bud (in February!) on this tree. It reminded me of a verse in the Old Testament book of Zechariah 4:10a which says “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…” (NLT). In my own life, I’m making steps to avoid making the same mistakes I’ve made in the past. They may be small steps, but I’m encouraged by this verse to just. get. started. I hope you may also be encouraged today!