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Welcome...I'm delighted that you chose to visit! I started this blog in March 2010 and I am so happy that I did. It has made me more aware of the many ways that God is blessing my life. I have made some special friends who bless,teach,encourage,and entertain me! My desire is to be an encouragement to you. I hope you will tarry for a while and that you will come back to visit often.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Construction is messy!  

We are excited about our addition/remodel project,
but in order to get to the finished product,
we have to put up with the mess.
In the end, it will be worth it.

I enjoy watching the squirrels play in our yard,
 but I don't like the fact that they are tearing up
 the cushions on my patio swing. 
I guess they are using the stuffing to soften their nests.
If we want to have the wildlife, we have to put up
 with the mess they make.

We have lots of trees in our yard...mostly hardwoods. 
We prefer hardwoods...they are sturdier than pines, 
they provide better shade, and their
 leaves are pretty in the fall.
But, in the fall, they drop those leaves...
and hickory nuts and acorns.
In other words, they make a mess!
But, if we want the trees, we have to
put up with the mess they make. 

We want to have friends. They make our lives fuller
and more interesting. As time goes by, there may be misunderstandings and there are bound to be hurt feelings.
 There may even be disagreements.
In other words, it can get messy!
But, if we want to have relationships,
 we have to be willing to put up with the mess. 
God never said loving people would be easy,
but He commanded us to do it (John 15:2)
 and He said if we say we love Him,
 we have to love people. (1John 4:20)

Thankfully, He gives us the grace to clean up
the mess with selflessness, understanding and forgiveness.
And our friends are worth it! 


  1. You are deep in thought - how one thing leads to another thing - that you have to accept. Have a good night!

  2. thanks for this messy less on MESS. i love it and you are so right, to have what we have, people included, we have to put up with the mess. well said and amen.

  3. Good thoughts here today Miss Debbie. Yes you have to deal with messy especially in improvement projects including relationships! Grace is key...

  4. So true...that friends are worth it! Life is full of messes...and God is faithful whatever mess we may find ourselves in.

  5. Well at least you have koi ponds! hahaha. Construction messes are very big messes. Thanks for the scriptural reminders.

  6. This too shall pass :) We did an addition to our home in Chicago 34 years ago, it was such a mess but definitely worth it.


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