a messy day

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We can’t avoid the mess.

We try to stay inside the lines, but inevitably the crayon slips and the juice spills and chaos ensues. It’s a lesson I’m learning over, and over, and over again.

We can’t avoid the mess.

So what do we do? How do we act when we realize just how messy our world is?

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We can worry. We can get out our mops and spray bottles and attempt to sanitize and sterilize.

Or we can roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty. Throwing them up at the end of the day to celebrate a creator that makes all things work together for our good. Embracing the beautiful mess of the world and our communities and our lives and our days, choosing victory over triumph, joy over defeat.

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What if we took lessons from our little ones? Little wide-eyed wonders who conquer the unknowns of penne pasta and bowls and spoons and sauce and life. What if we soaked in obstacles with wonder, breathing them in and thinking creatively about how to tackle them, even if we drop the spoon and get a little sauce on our face?

We can’t avoid the mess, so what if we embraced it?

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About Kayla

I'm a full-time journalist turned work-at-home writer. I'm hitched to a shaggy-haired pastor and we're smitten with two wild + crazy boys: Joseph (3), who joined our family via international adoption, and Asher (1), who came the old-fashioned way. I drink strong coffee, I like pretty things, and I believe there's beauty in the broken. I hope Many Sparrows will encourage you to find worth and live a story worth sharing. When I’m not changing diapers and sweeping Cheerios, I’m tickling the ivory keys of my old school MacBook as a freelance writer and editor. And when I’m not doing that, I’m sneaking into the living room in the wee hours of the night to blog about all of the things. (Primarily faith, family, style, adoption, design, and happy thoughts.)
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