Friday, January 2, 2009

It's the Bits & Pieces

Hello everyone! Thanks so much for all the lovely comments. I am sincerely grateful for all your kind and uplifting words. Today I wanted to post a little something that might be uplifting to you. I found this in my book called "The Charm of Simple Things".

It's the Bits & Pieces that Count

"Women would like to make one big spiritual sacrafice. We would like to do one grand thing and be assured everything will work out well. But we can't. It's the bits and pieces put together year after year that count. Sometimes we don't see meaning in the little things and we are not conscious of how it all works together to create a powerful image. The little things we do at home, like putting wildflowers in a vase, are invisible medicine for all the bumps and bruises of family life. The connections we make in our daily rounds, an old photograph tucked into a frame, a lullaby each evening by the bedside, a hug among fresh clean linens, are the putty that holds the mosaic together."

Written by: Ingrid Trobish ~ Keeper of the Springs

This is just what I needed to hear as I start 2009. It is daily work in the little things that hold everything together. I know when I was in the hospital for a month in 2007, one of the things God impressed on me was the importance of serving my family. Doing the laundry and cleaning the bathroom is not glamorous work, my flesh desires to do something more grand, but then I think of Jesus, who bowed down and washed the disciples' feet. He asked us to follow His example. Being humble, being a servant, this is the pathway to show God's love.

I will continue to share excerpts from this book that inspire me with hope that they will also inspire and uplift you.

1 comment:

Sue said...

What an encouraging post! I look forward to hearing more from your book (I will have to put that on my Amazon wish list). Thank you for sharing.