Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mercy for Unfinished Tasks at Day's End

(not the right picture for the story, but as close as I could find!)

So how is everyone doing with finding our focus each day? I still have laundry to put away, but it will get done sometime! (Have you ever had to buy a new basket just to hold the new laundry coming out of the dryer since all your old ones were full? I have!) Anyway, it's mid-week, and I found this the other day and thought it was such a heartwarming thought, I just had to share!

"There is an old picture which represents a woman who has fallen asleep at her wheel, in very weariness, as she toils to fulfill her household duties, and the angels have come and are softly finishing her task while she sleeps. Let parents be faithful; let them do their best. The work may seem too great for them, and they may faint under its burdens and seem to fail. But what they cannot do the angels will come and finish while they sleep. Night by night they will come and correct the day's mistakes, and if need be do all the poor, faulty word over again." --The Family, p. 109

Isn't it great that God's mercy gives us a new start every morning! May you seize your bright new dawn--I'm hoping (and going to try to plan a bit) for a great one tomorrow!


  1. I think you are on to something here. Wouldn't it be a great time saver if we scrapped all our dressers and just had laundry baskets?? Instantly, we would be able to check off the box "Put laundry away"!! Sounds good to me.

  2. I like this idea! Let's do it :) Then people would actually applaud our frugality if they came over and saw our laundry baskets piled high and we told them it was our idea to save money on dressers :) Think it would work?!