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31 Days to Shine: Finding Meaning in the Mundane

October 16, 2013

There are always more socks.

No matter how carefully I search for them, fishing them from under bed skirts, out of the cat tower and beneath the couch, at the end of every basket of whites there are always more socks.

It can get pretty discouraging, at times. This daily mundane, washing, wiping, picking up after littles who don’t notice and don’t really care. Unless it was his and he will die without it and then they notice.

Day in and day out, lather rinse repeat. The repetition of work that will never be finished sits like a fog on my mind.

Blinding at times.

a thousand forms of loveliness

How do we stop and be present in the moment with runny noses dripping and laundry piling up, duties everlasting, life demanding, and they all want more.

How do we stop…and see?

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

Romans 8:26-28

It feels meaningless….but it isn’t.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a pile of socks to match.

What loveliness can you find buried in your daily routine?

How do you find meaning in the mundane?

Go then, and be shiny today! Don’t just do it for yourself, do it for her. She needs your glow. sig

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2013 5:10 am

    Amen! Great big smiey face!! Make that a great big, SHINY smiley face!

  2. October 17, 2013 6:08 am

    There is nothing mundane about Mom. She is the center of the universe. She is the warm light that bathes all the shiny faces with runny noses. Her hugs bring us both comfort and joy, She is who we run to when we are hurt. She is who run to when we want to share our triumphs. She is the one who all our lives revolve around. May God bless her.


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