It helps to see the whole picture.
A week ago I was busy cleaning house. Dusting. Vacuuming. Even mopping.
I don’t mop often, sorry to report.
But our granddaughter was coming. And she has learned how to crawl (sort of).
Because I knew she would spend time on the floor, I wanted the floors as clean as possible.
It’s the whole picture.
I don’t just clean the house because it’s fun (it’s not). Or because I need something else to do (I don’t).
I do it because I love the people who will be in it.
When we remember the big picture, it helps us stay motivated.
I still didn’t enjoy mopping the floor. But I did it with a lot more joy when I imagined my sweet grandbaby on it.
And later when I saw her crawling on it, I had the most joy of all.
Here are our three questions of the day:
(1) What’s your most dreaded household chore?
(2) Are you a skimmer of books and articles, or are you compelled to read the whole thing?
(3) Is there anything missing in your life that you wish God would give you right now to bring wholeness?
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What are your answers? Please share in the comments.
(1) Cleaning the bathtub is one of my least favorite things.
(2) I skim articles. I sometimes skim non-fiction books if they get repetitive. I read every word of novels (I’m afraid I’ll miss an important nugget of information if I skim).
(3) My life feels very whole, but I do wish Morgan’s family lived closer.
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