Yesterday was Easter service at my church, and instead of preaching the typical Easter story, our pastor taught on Psalm 118. He read from verses 8 and 9. “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in Princes.”
This hit me particularly hard, because the day before I’d essentially had a meltdown.
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In the small community of Village-Upon-Stone, a storm settles solely over the house of a beloved family. Instead of leading their normal, happy life, the family—a father, a mother, and three young daughters— must battle fierce winds and torrential rain. The other villagers come to the family’s aid, but it’s no use against the rapidly rising waters. The family and their neighbors pray to the Star King for relief. They know he is good, but they have never endured such a storm; what if he does not send help?
Okay, so it was a tiny house. It was a tiny house for toy cars. But whatever. We built it.
Both of my Boy Critters were board (see what I did there?) so we came up with the brilliant idea to make something. A real something, with a hammer and nails. As I dug out the supplies from my husband’s shop, I thought to myself, How hard could it be? It’s just nailing a few boards together.
Big Critter was super excited, until I nailed the first two pieces together.
Laundry: such a daunting word to so many people. It’s that necessary task that most of us dread because it seems like there’s always a mountain of it and it’s impossible to get to the bottom of it.
I use to be completely swamped by my family’s never ending mountain of laundry. So much so, that I would go to do it, feel overwhelmed by the amount that needed to be done, and then quickly leave the laundry room to go do a more outcome-promising task. We would run out of clothes to wear once everything was dirty. I went out and bought myself 20 pairs of socks because I never seemed to have any in my drawer. Just like all the other areas in my life, I was defeated by the amount of stuff I had in my laundry pile. Even though I had way more articles of clothing…