Saturday, January 19, 2013

The House that Love Built


It looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, I know.  But while Dr. Seuss would probably call it something like Lerkim Differdoofer House, I call it The House that Love Built.  

Why?  Because it let mess (you should have seen my kitchen table) and inconvenience (so many things I could have checked off my to-do list instead) in my life, but it was USEFUL in helping my daughter feel oh-so-loved to make this work of art together.  

And this is why I'd rather have God in charge of my time than to leave myself to my own devices.


16 comments :

  1. a great reminder as i enter this nothing-on-the-to-do-list saturday....

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  2. Melt this mama's heart... Yes! I get it :) I love it!

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  3. Great application of your one word. Strong work, Jen.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  4. Oh, YES, that's a house of love, no doubt. Makes me want to haul my girls out of bed right now and make something marvelous! Love your USE of time, Jen. Blessings

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  5. Thank you, this blog stimulates me. The picture is very characteristic :-)

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  6. Beautiful house and a very poignant (and needed), heartfelt reminder. I need to remember this more often with my three littles.

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  7. Oh Jen! What a useful and beautiful reminder. And I love the cross, too. Love indeed.

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  8. The House that Love Built,,,memorable!

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  9. I honestly thought that was a painting when I first popped on your page - what a creation! Well done, all around :)

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  10. Your house is an inspiration. Much meaning in your picture and few words...

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  11. I love Dr. Seuss anything, so this fits right with my style! And yes, it is a struggle to make times for meaningful interactions when there's so much to do--especially since I'm trying to be more scheduled and productive this new year. I have to learn balance, so this is a good reminder, Jen! Tell your daughter that I love her art!

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  12. I LOVE this house -- for SO many reasons. It's cute, creative, and it represents one mama's yielding to His spirit. Just love it, Jen!

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  13. It is perfectly lovely :). And I'm smiling imagining the mess and inconvenience. I've had plenty of that this week as we celebrate two birthdays of my two boys who still love a hands-on project even though they are well into their teens now. Thanks for asking about my book, Jen. It is a continuation of the Playdates with God theme. I'm praying for yours and shouting with joy in all you've accomplished! Wonderful news. Love to you.

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