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Laundry & Life

This picture…

2016-04-01_0001 I’m pretty sure I’ve pondered this picture over the last three years more than any other picture I’ve taken!  I shared this picture in a personal blog post three years ago (Life Around Here) and afterward I overheard someone say, “Even her laundry looks good!”

What?!?  My laundry looks good??

That comment has made me process the social media frenzied society we live in.  We are allowed to peek into each others lives, but most of the time it’s just the “Highlight Reels!”  We get to see the pictures of the perfect meals, or the date nights, or vacations, but life is not always a highlight reel!  The day to day grind of life doesn’t always get a “like” and we can’t always live Pinterest perfect lives!  Life has its highs (thank you, Lord!), but it can also be tiring, emotional, confusing, frustrating, broken, you name it!  Life can be kind of like laundry…it gets dirty!

Why did I make this picture black and white when I shared it?  Because quite honestly, it wouldn’t have been as eye catching in color.  You would have seen all of the different colors of clothing all mixed together and it wouldn’t have been as pretty…LIFE!

But I’m here to tell you…your life is unique and has a purpose!  There is grace and hope available for you!

Did you know that even when you’re doing the everyday tasks of life that can tend to feel mundane (like laundry!) God delights in the details of your life?

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly.  He delights in every detail of their lives.”  Psalm 37:23

Did you know that even before the world began His grace was available to you?

“For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. 2 Tim 1:9

Today you may be wiping noses or changing diapers…maybe your staring at a computer for hours on end, or filing papers, or teaching students that don’t seem to be listening!  Maybe your laundry is dirty and it doesn’t look very pretty and you’re just experiencing “normal” life!  No matter what you are doing today, remember God is walking beside you, He sees you, He loves you, and He delights in you!

“He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me.”  2 Samuel 22:20

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