Friday, November 8, 2013


I occasionally link up to another blog for their weekly Five Minute Friday post - a quick 5 minutes to write on a given prompt, for the beauty of the written word.  Today's prompt is TRUTH.  And I'm sure lots of other bloggers have already written flowing articles about the truth of God's love, the truth of Biblical somethings.... and my all time favorite, their sweet truths.  And I have those too.  And I'm camera crazy for those moments.   

But here's my truth today.....

I woke up to ants in my kitchen and even inside the dishwasher.  And one lone ant friend scouting out my bathroom.  A 12 year old threw a football at his brother's face, missed and knocked over a bowl of cereal.  And the dog helped herself to the spill.  I have a 13 year old that stepped over 3 giant bags of trash on the back porch rather than offer to move them to the garbage can out back.  The truth is that my kids are not perfect - and neither is their mom.  My little apples didn't fall far from their mother tree. 

But my 5 minutes of writing are ticking.... ticking.... and I know the real truth is this.  There is beauty to be found in the every day.  The fact that there is a God that is enjoying  his sitcom comedy family this morning, watching how we deal with ants and a dog that ate cinnamon toast crunch for breakfast.  The truth is that for whatever reason, God saw me fit for duty for this job - even on these mornings of rush and chaos and disagreement.  The truth is that  he sees in me the potential of doing something right with this family.  And the truth is, that no matter what else gets in the way - the little distractions - that this is the day that the lord has made.  And I am thankful for it.

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  1. Visiting from FMF: lol... thanks for making me laugh! Substitute mice for ants and 1 & 2 year old girls for your 12 & 13 year old boys and we're living the same life! Except the dog... oh how I miss my dogs! They'd take care of those Cheerios that the mice will make a meal of if I don't get around to vacuuming that floor today. Thanks for sharing the truth, even when it contains sticky floors and bruised heads!


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