Sunday, July 24, 2011

make do {and make lovely} mondays

You never know what is going to jump out and find you, when you aren't even looking.

Yesterday I was not myself. Well, I was myself, but I was the emotional, weepy version. It happens.
Life isn't perfect and neither am I. 
I have a lot on my plate, a lot of commitments. All good things. All gifts. 
But still, there are only so many hours in a day. So many coherent thoughts I can put together. So much energy that I can expend, physically and emotionally. I am limited.  I do not handle everything with grace.

And yet God does.  His grace is boundless, endless, full.
 He extends grace and love to me in ways that I know are for me alone. Ways that would look silly to others, seem funny and odd, are beautiful gifts to me. 
Yesterday I found these chairs, these perfectly rusty, vintage robins egg blue chairs sticking out of a dumpster, this shelf, this perfectly crusty, peeling, vintagey green, in a trash heap. They are old, and crusty and imperfect. And there they were, in need of rescuing. In need of a home.
And they made me smile and they made my heart leap with gratitude and joy and I snatched them up.
They may look like rusty old useless things to some, but to me they are little post-it love notes, placed exactly where I would see them, when I needed it most.


  1. Love the chicken on top of the perfectly crusty vintage shelf :)

  2. That was incredibly beautiful! Your reminder... how we are so crusty and imperfect and yet through all those chippy layers God still loves us.

  3. oooh, i would have been dumpster-divin' for those beauties too! awesome find! and hang in there, hopefully things will slow down soon!

  4. I really like these. How cool to find them as you did. I'll be praying for you. As the Bible says these times just make us stronger. I'm getting pretty strong, I think I could use a break. LOL! Have a great week!

  5. Anonymous12:42 PM

    Wow, what a great find! How wonderful for you!

  6. Those little gifts that you receive are just like hugs from God. He knows you only have so many hours in the day and can only do so much. Maybe He just wanted to make you slow down and breathe. Your chairs are really cute. A really good curbside find. Hope you give yourself a little special time all to yourself today.


  7. That first picture is SO amazing! Hope today is better for you.

  8. I am sooo right there with you! I love the reminder of his love everywhere we look... :)


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