See the Whole Picture – Day 27 of Handmade


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.

Three Questions

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?

* * *

What are your answers? Please share in the comments.

My answers

(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.

Get the whole Handmade series here


One thought on “See the Whole Picture – Day 27 of Handmade

  1. Barbara Harper

    I don’t mop all that often, either. But I do remember being better about keeping the floor clean when Timothy was crawling.

    1) It would be a tie between dusting and cleaning toilets. I try to remind myself that neither of them takes all that long.

    2) It depends – on the subject matter, the writing, the time I have available.

    3) Not that I can think of, except for wishing that my oldest son lived closer. The one thing I most feel I could use more of is time, but since that’s not possible, I seek better ways to use it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *