Can you see something in my dryer that shouldn’t be there?

Probably not..

I didn’t see it either!

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Until I did a load of laundry and opened it to find this…  carter caves and lexington 143

What I didn’t know was that an ink pen had somehow wedged itself in one of the holes of the dryer vent and had become a perfect place for Evan’s t-shirts to “hang out” and “get all tangled up.”

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When I was finally able to pull and tug and pull some more and get the ink pen loosened and free…

This was the shape the ink pen was in!  Not really useful as an ink pen anymore!

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Our lives are so much like this ink pen.

We need to know where we belong and from where we need to run!

I should have realized this weekend when I took these pictures that God was preparing me for a time to share them.  At the time, I just knew that I needed to photograph the mess.  I wasn’t really sure why.

Now I know.

He wanted me to see myself as this ink pen.

Useful for writing.  Useful for sharing.  But not useful in heated a matter of fact….when placed in these situations, I think that I can easily become someone who makes things worse and gets things all tangled up.

Once removed from the heated situation, I look much like my ink pen above.  Bent, broken, and in some ways unable to serve my original purpose.

I love God.

I love how He led me to photograph a silly little laundry nightmare…..

for such a time as this!

I’m thankful that God is the “Restorer and Refiner” of all ink pens!

I’m thankful that God uses us in spite of our brokenness. I’ve attached one of my newest favorite songs..I can’t help but think of the lyrics..

“Loves like a hurricane, I am the tree..bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy.”

For me this week the lyrics may be…

“Loves like a dryer, I am the pen…bending beneath the weight of His heat and mercy….I don’t have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way..Oh, how He loves us so…”

Enjoy this song and love Him..Love Him with every inch of your being…

and know that HE LOVES YOU TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  He is jealous for you..He will get your attention somehow..even if it hurts.

(Don’t forget to pause my blog music)

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