By a Thread

Today I shot some photos that are not so picture perfect.  Our house has two young boys in it keep in mind.  We often imagine that people have it all together…in reality most do not.  We live life on a thread of patience, and we as mothers dance along that fine thread to make sure our households make it to the end of the day.  The thread can twist, tangle, break, and the good news is…God is gracious and gives us a whole spool to pull from.  When we break a thread or get in a tangle we can cut it, and start our daily project of life again.  What does your house look like today?  Is it sewn with love?


Ezekiel 13:18

‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to the women who sew magic charms on all their wrists and make veils of various lengths for their heads in order to ensnare people. Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own?
We women today are not much different.  We often hide.  We tell lies, and in reality we should be showing our true colors.  The photos above are a few behind the scenes photos to celebrate the “yuck” that is really a moment for grace!  Laundry piles, toys strewn, full sinks of dirty dishes, crumbs all over the floor, stained carpet, and the like are real.  When we open our hearts to receive God’s grace and share it with our family, our friends, and even strangers…we are sharing the gift of God’s love.  He is authentic, and it would help if we were all a little more authentic too.


Social media and online relationships can make us feel like everyone else has it all together. We’re edited, proof-read, Pinterest-perfect versions of ourselves  (or so some might think!) when – in reality? There is an unfinished pile of laundry around the corner. That cute toddler smiling for the camera just had a massive meltdown seconds ago. That yummy breakfast-for-dinner you just showed us on Instagram? It’s because the cat licked the chicken that was supposed to be for dinner. 
“Behind the Scenes” is a fun link up where we show those photos – but tell the real story behind them. The sneak peek behind the scenes, a look past the edges of the photo to the real life behind it. 
You’re invited to join in – we’ll write up our posts & link up on Tuesdays with Crystal Stine! Read more here!

7 thoughts on “By a Thread

  1. I love what you said about the thread of patience and how He is so good to give us more, even when it seems that we’ve come to the end of it. God has really been reminding me through the messes and frustrations (and tripping over princesses and ponies!) that there are so many blessings, especially in the almost-three-year-old who calls me momma. 🙂 Great post…thank you! Have a wonderful day!


  2. Yes, we do try to hid all of our yuck and yet that is the one thing others long to see in us. The behind the scenes stuff that gives another permission to not be perfect. Thanks for sharing.


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