Monday, November 29, 2010

taking in the trash.

I am going to confess. I've had a wish, a tiny dream: of all things, for a trashcan.
A nice stainless steel one, that's bigger than the tiny thing I have under the sink.
But, j'ai une petite budget - and a nice trash can, would be a splurge.
Who would spend gobs on a trash can!? I have been tempted no doubt....
Only a Fool.

But today, when I got home from a trip to see my parents - there it was at the bottom of my stairs - newish, just the size I had researched, and stainless-beautiful-steel! Cast away because it was broken at the hinge - but oh, so fixable!

I actually jumped out of my car - and thanked God. yep, I was wooping in the drive...
Speaking praises to the One who already knows I like stainless best. And that some of you like plastic, and others have never thought of such a thing.
The Lover who pours His God-Fool love and grace out over broken, trash cast-offs and aways.

Fixer-up, never-giver-upper.
Today, I'm so thankful for all the many ways He loves the rumpled and shines up the dull.



Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

Rejoicing with you and your trash can find. He is always so kind to give us gifts that are perfect for us!!!

Dianna said...

This is my first visit to your blog, but I have to tell you...I'll be back! I love meeting people who enjoy Father God with gusto...people who realize He cares so much about us that He dares to give us trash cans...even stainless-beautiful-steel ones! Thank you for being a blessing.

Allison said...

Heather dear, thanks for reminding me of how our Father loves to care for us, His kids :)
it is such a blessing doing life with you, and I can't wait to see ya!!