Saturday, April 3, 2010


The other day I was walking into the living room, tea in hand, to sit in my prayer chair (an Amish bentwood rocker by the window). It was after breakfast and the boys were already on the bus (see The Aroma of Axe post, below). Our dog, Marcie, was lying near the window with her head under the rocker. As a I stepped into the room, she threw up her entire breakfast and medication underneath where I was headed for my morning prayers. Lovely.

I cleaned it up and soaked the spot with Resolve pet stain cleaner. I sat down to do my devotions while the Resolve beneath me worked its magic. The irony was not lost on me. While the cleaner was lifting the stains on the carpet, I was praying for my own stains to be removed. Some days devotions are murky and the messages unclear, but this day, it was a little too plain. When I resolve to do to my morning prayers--no matter what--my issues, concerns, anxieties, and sins are resolved more peacefully and lifted more easily. I've often said that the Spirit needs to hit me in the head with a 2 by 4 to get a message across, but in the future, I will keep my eyes open for messages with a little more subtlety.

1 comment:

  1. Right on Linda! I wonder what God will be saying to you the next time you do laundry and you reach for the Shout! :-) Thank you for your inspiring message to stay on course for the things that matter, come what may. XXOO