The Gift of (More) Chores

A fall day, a good book, some scented leaves …what could be better? These books from havenvintage are calling my name!

What if I woke up today with only those things I thanked God for yesterday?

This question has been riding autopilot in my mind lately. I thought about it again this morning as I dressed my son, as I prepared for church, and as I put the ingredients together for a delicious cheesy chicken bake I will have to tell you about later.

For me, it is easy to get caught up in the weariness of daily living. My to-do list oftens contains things of which I get exhausted just considering. Really? It’s time to prepare ANOTHER meal? Didn’t I just do that an hour ago? Are you SERIOUS? More laundry to do? Wasn’t that basket empty this morning? 

But then I am often struck–moments after an internal complaint-fest takes root in my mind–that I would be a whole lot more disappointed without the objects for which I am tempted to complain.

So tonight, as I pillow my head and begin the process of thinking about tomorrow, I won’t complain (not even to myself!) I will instead offer thanks to God for His incredible kindness.

“But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.”–I Timothy 6:8 (ESV)

Personal announcement: I was recently invited to join a ridiculously talented group of writers in the launch of http://www.inspireafire.com/. I’m honored (delighted, pleased, excited, thrilled) to serve as Inspire’s Sunday devotional writer. If you enjoy reading novels, your favorite Christian author is likely part of this group. We cannot wait to … well … inspire a fire! Please check it out!

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