sometimes getting things in order can look a little… disorderly


I finally tackled the Christmas stuff yesterday. (Yes, our tree was still up!) I took my time sorting and organizing as I packed things up.

wizard of oz

And it made me wonder what life will look like next time I pull this stuff out.

tree skirt from grandma

Will grandma still be here? Will our son be driving? Will life be calm or crazy?

Then it struck me.

big mess

Sometimes when God has His hand in our lives – cleaning things up, perfecting His will, making me more like Him – it can look a little… messy. It doesn’t mean He’s not there, it doesn’t mean He’s not listening. The mess can actually be a sign He is busy working out the kinks. And before you know it…

no mess

Everything is cleaned up.


And you are left with a new appreciation and awareness of things usually taken for granted.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster,
to give you a future and a hope.
– Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

Crystal Satnik - January 31, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Thanks for this post Tina. I feel like my life is kind of messy right now…trying to play a lot of roles every day. I wouldn’t trade it for anything though.

PS. We still have random Christmas decor around the house that didn’t make it into the storage area. 🙂 It will get there, eventually.

Annette Nagel - January 31, 2012 - 10:42 pm

Thanks!! I really needed to be reminded of that particular bible verse in my life presently. Hope all is well with you.

Alice - February 1, 2012 - 8:23 am

Your new site is beautiful. You are so talented my dear Tina!

Tina - February 1, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Happy Belated Birthday, Annette!!!

Tina - February 1, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Thank you Alice!

Tina - February 1, 2012 - 1:56 pm

Life is CRAZY messy with a baby, Crystal, and it is a beautiful thing!!! (Or as blogger/designer Elsie Larson calls… a beautiful mess.)

Rene' - February 1, 2012 - 8:52 pm

Thanks for your words of wisdom my friend. Beautiful new website!

Tina - February 1, 2012 - 11:26 pm

Thank you, Rene’!

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