My Basket...


Last week 4 of 7 of us were gone on a missions trip to North Carolina. They were gone for 10 days and I used those days to put in some extra long hours here on the computer. I accomplished a lot, but none of it was normal household stuff. When there's only 3 of you home and 2 acted like professional couch potatoes, there's very little housework to do! What a novelty.

Reality has returned and my laundry basket and laundry room are proof!

*Picture shown without the 5 sleeping bags that need washing. No insects were killed in the filming of this scene because none came home with them! Just the stink aroma of filthy, sweaty dirty laundry stored at high temperatures.

I had 2 choices: view this mountain as a smelly pile of yuck, or see the blessing in the blech.

Where's the blessing?
Seeing my kids excited about sweating and working their tails off for and with others. They went on a missions trip with our church youth group, as they do every year, and they're learning to serve with a smile.

And now, this is my opportunity to serve with a smile.
Ever wonder how much laundry a family of 7 makes in a week? Stay tuned and I just might show you. ;-)
Gotta run. The dryer is buzzing... again.

Don't miss out on the blessings that are often hiding in the blech of life.


  1. Anonymous7:45 AM

    The blessings I see are that your family loves to serve the Lord, and they're all home safely. Thank you, Lord, and thanks Peej!

  2. There are ALWAYS blessings in the blech. God does it that way. Thanks, sweetie, for the reminder. And WHAT a picture!

  3. Thanks for reminding us to find the blessings in our humdrum chores of the day.

  4. I could almost smell that pile of dirty clothes! So glad they had a good time serving the Lord!

  5. What a blessing to have your kiddos excited about mission work!!!


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