31 Days to See Beauty in Your Mess

Half an hour ago I removed a dead chipmunk from my patio table where my daughters had “rescued” him and proceeded to continue coloring.

31 Days to See Beauty in your Mess

I can’t make up these things if I tried!

Did I mention this was the third dead rodent the terrible trio of my gifting cat and curious girls have surprised me with in the past three weeks? At least this last one didn’t make it into the house.

Needless to say there’s a large quantity of everyday mess at my house.  Yelling Mama, stinky diapers, unkindness, bloody noses, cheerios on the floor, masses of selfishness, dirty breakfast dishes still piled high on the table, and a dead chipmunk–> and all those in the last half hour alone.

31 Days to See Beauty in Your Mess

For the next 31 days I’ll be writing about seeing the beauty in these everyday messes.  How in the busyness, in the chaos, in the laughter, in the tears, and all the dead chipmunks that God leaves at our doorsteps, we can still seek to see the beautiful grace the God gives right here. Right now.

Won’t you follow along?  I’d love to hear about how you see beauty in your mess.

Below are all the posts in the series.

Day1: Wanting to Be Filled

Day 2: When You’re Drowning in Laundry

Day 3: When You Feel Like You’re the Only One

Day 4: When You Need Someone to Lean On

Day 5: When You Want to Give Up

Day 6: Let Go of Perfection

Day 7: Not by Faith

Day 8: Don’t Rush Through the Waiting

Day 9: Simply Confessing the Mess

Day 10: When it’s Time to Take a Break

Day 11: Open Your Hands to Receive

Day 12: When You Ask for Help

Day 13: The Little Things

Day 14: When We Fail

Day 15: When You Can’t Seem To Make Order from the Chaos

Day 16: Beauty from Ashes

Day 17: How to Hit the Reset Button

Day 18: Making Memories

Day 19: You Don’t Have to Enjoy Everyday

Day 20: Our Hope in Glory

Day 21: It’s all a Mess, but God

Day 22: When You Can’t do Anything Right

Day 23: How His Love Empowers

Day 24: Diving In

Day 25: How Beautiful are the Feet

Day 26: When You’re Changed

Day 27: When there is No Rest

Day 28: On Chasing Dreams

Day 29:  When Sleep is Short

Day 30: Hospitality in the Mess

Day 31: This One Life