Courtney Ellis is a Presbyterian pastor, speaker and author of Happy Now: Let Playfulness Lift Your Load and Renew Your Spirit. She lives with her husband and three children in Southern California. Find her on Twitter, Instagram or at

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A pastor finds joy through the Lenten practice of birdwatching

Perspective: No matter where you are, if you set aside 10 minutes each day to look and listen for "a bird from the Lord," you might be surprised by the results.