Well, it's that time of year again! School books, sharpened pencils and BRAND NEW BOXES of crayons. There are probably enough loose crayons around our houses that we could fill a shoe box and not need crayons until we have grandchildren! Come on....admit it! Even so, there's just something about a new box of crayons. They are so perfect. The box isn't torn, the ends are undamaged and in such a beautiful order. Ahhh...... Okay, maybe you don't get as excited about new crayons as I do, but wouldn't it be nice if we could just go to the store and get a new orderly house or life when ours gets torn, damaged, broken and ...out of order. It happens, like crayons. Right now, go and get your broken crayons.
Next, on a clean white piece of paper, draw a picture of your family. My two youngest girls have blond hair and green eyes. Notice as your coloring the picture of your family (no really, you should do this), that the colors are just as vibrant on the paper as when they were new. There is something relaxing about using a broken crayon. Peal the paper off and you can REALLY get creative! Don't be in a hurry. Draw the details of your lovely family.
When you're done, hang it up on your fridge. Go with me on this. It will remind you of your priorities; because whether we are stay at home mom's, or go to work mom's, our families are our priorities. They are our lives, although imperfect and sometimes scattered and broken. We need to just stop and take the time to love and enjoy them, renewed in our joy that God has blessed us with vibrant beautiful people that make our life a perfect picture.
Have a look at your lives, ladies. There is little in this world that is secure. One, thing is, we have been blessed by a merciful Father with the strength and knowledge to create a loving home. We can choose to scribble out a hasty picture or take the time to create a master piece. Your master piece. Not Suzy's down the street, or your mother-in-laws. Not the pastors wife or even your best friends. Spend your days being so very thankful for all the blessings. Forgive all the offenses and don't waste your time on lifeless things.
Guest Post By: Lori Morgan, homemaker and homeschool mom to 2 daughters ages 11 and 12. Lori is also mama to our very own Brittney Thompson (one of my regular blog contributors).