You will thank me at the end of this post.
So many blogs with so many ideas and a wealth of resources. There is everything for everybody ~ cooking, baking, running, photography, gardening, writing, inspirational, parenting ~ you name it and you can find it.
Many show "how to's" and "before and after's" with beautiful settings, places, rooms all perfectly and tastefully put together. Then there are the stories that inspire, the ten steps, the perfect family and the greatest husbands and kids.
Although I think these are great I also think they can be psychologically harmful as well. When reading about others "perfection" it is so easy to compare yourself and feel that you come out lacking in some way. Sometimes they can even be a bit depressing if we are honest and truthful to ourselves.
Today I admit that it's not my reality and I would guess that it's not many of yours either.
So welcome to my messy places:
The office (once known as the "spare room"
Friends know that I "don't do mornings" very well.
The dog. He has a few issues~he is a "rescued dog"
I collect stones and write on them as reminders of God's promises.
My bookshelf is ALWAYS messy.
Treasured tokens remind me of friends even when "stuffed" in a jar.
God does not look for the pretty or the pristine nor does He wait for the perfect.
God wades deep into the mess of our reality, eager to embrace us fully.