I saw an intriguing blog title on Facebook and went to read it. I was immediately encouraged and inspired but then that little whisper from the enemy slithered into my brain because of the pictures the author shared of her house.
That’s the home you’ve always wanted for your family. It radiates peace and comfort. Look, and see all that you are not doing for your own family.
Comparison. It’s deadly.
After I sunk into despair and bemoaned my plight to a go-to friend I was ready to fight back with truth:
No. God has not put me in the place where my house looks like the picture above. To further prove this point, I had to scroll through several hundred pictures of my home, and finally choose this one which is of a HOTEL.
I have no peaceful, cozy pictures with coordinated fabric to post.
I aspire to, one day. And by God’s grace and with skilled people’s help, I hope my home gets there.
Until then, I relish in the place God has given me, and I share it with you. If you are like me, take courage. If you are not like me, thank you for being an inspiration to the rest of us.
And now, why you came here: what the camera finds when I point and shoot around our home:
Take comfort. He’s behind bars at last.
Don’t worry that it’s merely a rabbit cage. It’s been double locked with a super-hero, dollar store, monster-proof, bicycle lock.
This is a humane prison, with carpet, and ambient lighting.
But don’t let that fool you, every precaution has been taken to ensure the prisoner can’t escape.
A guard is on duty 24/7.
Forget about the guard. He’s only part of the fail-safe plan.
The real deterrent is keeping watch up on the kitchen cupboards.
Who can get past those laser goggles, I ask you, who?
Oh, and look, I just noticed an added bonus…
His fatigues blend so nicely with my black appliances and pumpkin painted walls.
Maybe I”m not as far from my dream home as I thought.