Greetings from Austin! Lynne and I had a spectacular day, yesterday, in perfect weather, and landed for the night in a perfect place.

This boutique hotel, tucked away, under ancient live oaks, was once an 1800’s Victorian home. Now it is an upscale nod to the patron saint of music and poetry, Saint Cecilia. From the fine soaps and bedding, to the wines and cheeses in the minibar…from the exquisite vintage glassware, to burning incense tucked into trees throughout the property…from the carefully curated vinyl collection, to the turntables in each room on which to play them, this place has built its reputation on attention to details.

Lynne, marveling at it, said, “Well, we shouldn’t be surprised. God is in the details.”

He’s everywhere, of course, but I’m with her. I think He takes special care with the details of our lives. Just look at the way our bodies are knit together, or the intricacies of nature, to simply scratch the surface. You’ll always find Him going to extra mile to especially bless us, in ways we’d never expect, ways to comfort us and make us feel at home. Like a night in this hotel, for instance.

Saint Cecilia may have been the patron saint of music and poetry, but I think she obviously knew a thing or two about details, too. It’s very apparent that she paid attention, spending a good deal of time watching the Master.


“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us…” Ephesians 3:20 ESV