In the Midst of the Long and Hard There Is This…[Gifts]

The days get long and hard and complicated. But there is this … gifts of grace.

Gentle breezes brushing tree tops, setting clothes to flapping on the line.

There is Grandma’s threadbare clothespin bag, filled with memories—a legacy of hard work and family.


There is sunshine and soft green grass.

There are brothers and love and lazy afternoons.


There is a God who will never leave and a Promise found in Him. There is forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

There is the gift of today. And a tomorrow defined by eternity.

The laundry flaps and dries, stirred by the breath of a God who gives each of us life and a purpose.


It really is that simple–His purpose, His glory. And in that simplicity of God’s love, joy and peace and forever salvation await. [←Tweet this.]

There is always this.

“My lips will glorify You because Your faithful love is better than life. So I will praise You as long as I live; at Your name, I will lift up my hands. You satisfy me as with rich food; my mouth will praise You with joyful lips.” (Psalm 63:3-5)

Reflection: What are some gifts of grace that reveal God’s love to you? 

Linking with Lisa-Jo where a crowd writes uninhibited for 5 minutes (or a few more) on a given topic. It is a wonderful exercise in letting the words flow. Click the button (icon) to check out more posts or consider linking up yourself. Today’s word is “Laundry.”

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

6 comments on “In the Midst of the Long and Hard There Is This…[Gifts]
  1. Mia says:

    Dear Julie
    Yes, the whole of life, laundry included, is a gift of God. And we have the assurance that He works everything that happens to us for His glory and our good. I love your pictures.
    Blessings XX

  2. Julie… such beautiful words and emotions that are evoked in your post. Happy Weekend!

  3. Great “5 minute” thoughts, Julie. Things to ponder and things to be grateful for every day!

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