Clothed with Grace: Tornados of Life

Monday, September 12, 2016

Tornados of Life

Yesterday we came home from church, and instead of feeling relaxed and at peace, all I could do was focus on the "tornado" that had hit our house. It was only yesterday afternoon when I cleaned and put things away, and already today everywhere I looked was a disaster. It's as though the toys and shoes were like Gremlins duplicating themselves and taking over every inch of the floor. As for the kitchen, the counters were scattered with cereal bowls and over remnants of breakfast I hadn't cleaned up before leaving for church. Add to that all the "stuff" from lunch and it just felt like I was going to be cleaning up all afternoon.

Sometimes life can feel like this too, like a tornado has hit and you're never going to get back to how things were "before." Here's the reality though, I could try to tackle the mess alone, or I could enlist help. With help, the house was back in order in less than a half hour, and I realized it was not near as bad as I had thought it was. Perspective is everything, right?

The same thing is true for the "tornados" that hit us in life. Alone it seems unbearable, but with help, we can tackle it. It's in these times we need to call on God, the one true fixer of destructive tornados. Mathew 11: 28-30 say, "Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me. For I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will learn from me. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." 

I could try to go it alone, but why? When help is there, it's up to me to take it and breathe a big sigh of relief, I'd like to challenge you to take it too!

As for this top, I am beyond excited about it! It's less than $20 and the quality is phenomenal. I ordered a medium and it fits well, I also like that the back is longer than the front, so I don't feel like my rear is exposed. I wore to church with these Loft ankle pants I've had for a few years, these are super similar and on sale for $18, they also come in red! I look forward to wearing this top with jeans before it cools down to much and shorts next summer too!

Top: SheIn c/o same
Pants: Loft similar
Earrings: Nickel & Suede same
Shoes: Ann Taylor similar


  1. I love your perspective- and you are so right! And loving that cheerful lemon top- so cute!

  2. The lemons are adorable, love them with blue!

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