What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Necessary Evils

The roofers came this week and began the task of roofing our little mansion. In order to protect our 'stuff', I had to tear down my precious patio. Plants, furniture, everything!

I didn't realize how sad, lonely and pathetic that monster slab of concrete was without the loveliness of living.

It was no longer a pretty spot-and certainly wasn't inviting.

Of course, having a truck in our front yard doesn't help much either.

I couldn't BEAR to see all loveliness vanish or my entire patio to become stark and cold. So I crammed as many plants under the protection of the front door roof as I possibly could and I made it my personal goal to FIND beauty even if I had to create it myself.
(That was an admirable goal-true, but didn't do much to change my attitude about the constant banging and hammering sounds...)
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