#write31days | October 2

I wanted to begin this post by acknowledging the tragedy in Las Vegas that happened Sunday night.  My prayers are for the families of those who lost their lives, and the grief that sits over all of us for such senseless acts.  It is unfathomable how someone can have such disregard for human life. May Jesus be near the brokenhearted.

Monday Musings….a few thoughts a little scattered

(I wrote these posts most every week in 2016 and they are some of my favorites to go back and read, and were favorites of my readers too.)

This evening started like any other evening around here; home from work, Auggie out, change clothes, feed Auggie, take a little mental break, start to work on homework, Auggie for a walk, start to make dinner, then the wheels fell off for a second…

Maybe you’ve been there tonight too, or maybe last night, or maybe more than once today.

Over here, it was a 3 second puke that meant what I was in the midst of stopped immediately to strip the couch cushions as quickly as possible, treat fabric and switching the laundry to start the load to wash cushion covers.

Truthfully, they needed to be washed, but that’s a chore I just don’t think about doing.  Until I’m forced to.

While this is a simple mess, that took about an hour to “fix”, so many times we find ourselves cleaning up the messes that unfortunately can’t be solved in an hour with a washing machine and dryer.

But, we try.

Like putting these covers back on, we stuff the mess and try to zip it away, ignore it or act like it didn’t happen.

We’re taught to be strong and not show our weaknesses or mistakes.

Sometimes, though, we need to strip away the cover, be honest and real about where we are. Even when it leaves us a little exposed.

I’m not talking about messes with others.  I’m just talking about the ones that are our own, and only involve ourselves.

If you’ve had a tangible muddy shoes, dirty paws, bad diaper, sick kid mess lately, you probably reacted immediately like I did, cleaned it up, lamented a bit and moved on with life.

But, that mess in the condition of our hearts? The one that’s bitter, jealous, self seeking or proud?

It’s so much easier to just leave it. Because exposing it is hard.

But, it’s worth it.

Sort it out. Between you and Jesus.

He’s a safe place to expose the heart.

The cleansing of the Holy Spirit.

The forgiveness.

The purest of “cleaned up.”

Lessons learned.

Healing within.

Grace abounds.

Put together again.

Rest there.

It’s so worth it.


Find all of this month’s posts here:  #write 31 days |October 2017



  1. Laurie S on October 2, 2017 at 11:34 pm

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    I loved this post! Thank you for your musing – it spoke to my heart tonight.

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