I had the pleasure of laughing until my face hurt yesterday at the tale of some little boys, a new kitchen faucet that spins 360 degrees, and a pregnant mom hustling around getting ready for a doctor appt. It’s not my story to tell, but after I could breathe again, she asked me what it really looks like when my crazy people do crazy things. She thought, “Danielle would probably laugh and snap a picture.”
On my best days, yes, that is what I do; and I have plenty of pictures. But for every captioned picture, I’ve probably had another mess that I handled with frustration, tears, and self-pity. So, I gave her a few thoughts about eyes of faith that look to wield weakness into strength, told her that we try to discipline for the disobedience, not for the mess, but I really just wanted to read her a blog post that I read a few weeks ago, that has been a great help to me: The Oxen Are In by the Rachel Jankovic. If you’re struggling with the mess in your home and your people who are making it, read it. I couldn’t say it better myself.
I just love this. It is the essence of our mantra “People are more important that things.”
Love this! The challenge of relationship verses the order of things. The God of order and detail chooses relationshIp. What a conundrum. I love your metaphors.