Friday, 2 May 2014

A Beautiful Mess

Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s word is: Mess.

Five Minute Friday 


Have you seen my house lately? No? Let me sum it up for you in just one word.


We’re good at that round here. Experts even.

The back end of the house has tools and wood and this and that just everywhere. Renovating is either in full swing or waiting patiently to be.

The kitchen shows evidence of the last meal we ate. Pots and pans with last scrapes. A pile of dirty plates to prove we are well nourished.

The lounge room - overtaken by an odd mixture of toys and too many games pulled out of the cupboard, combined with evidence of Mama’s last three sewing projects.

But you know what? It’s okay. Really.

Because this mess means life. This mess means blessings. This mess will clean up. Eventually.

Jesus did not come to this world because we have it all together and just needed the cherry to go on top. He came because we’re all pretty good at this mess thing. He knows about our mess. The ones in our homes and the ones in our hearts. And if we’ll let him, he wants to show us how to make it beautiful.


Now, your turn…


  1. seems like mess is a pretty common theme for most of us! love the phrase that mess means blessings! so often we forget that and get caught up in fixing the mess rather than loving the blessings.

    visiting from 5mf!

    1. A very common theme indeed! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Found you via 5MF.
    First, I love your banner pic. "Peculiar Treasure" is one of my favorite identities God gave his people.
    Also, I love the picture you have captured of your home. Proof that people are actually LIVING there, full of Love, Life, & Joy. Such a beautiful portrait.

    1. Thanks Candice! Bless you heaps :)

  3. The more of these "mess" posts I see, the more I realize we are, many of us, in similar situations. God bless your mess!

    1. So true. Never alone - not even in our messes!


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