The Snowball Effect

Have you ever started one change and it led to another, then another and another? 

I did that yesterday. 

One little change led to this…

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 mess! 

Not done yet!

IMG_2256 Then I looked inside the hutch and decided I want to redo it, too.

IMG_2255I have to figure out what I am going to do with this monstrosity!

IMG_2258It was in the family room. It was moved into here for the summer so my youngest would have a place to play his Xbox. I would love to use it on my screened in porch, but I don’t have one…yet.

I love that MM loves this piece and it is beautiful,

IMG_2260but the room…the whole downstairs…wasn’t thought out very well during the designing stage and it’s really too big for this little living room.

And our “L” shape stairwell won’t allow us to move either piece upstairs.  

Honestly, the mess is still there. I got so overwhelmed by it I just walked out and pretended I was Scarlett O’Hara. “I’ll think about that tomorrow.”

Well guess what? It’s tomorrow and I have to think about it. 

I want a small dresser or something to go in this corner. 

IMG_2259That lamp just doesn’t cut it for me any more.

I want something like this. 

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I don’t have a piece of furniture like that, so…

IMG_2261I’m going to move this for the time being. 

In other words, till I find just the right piece at the right price.

The monstrosity is going to stay where it is for now. It will just have to wait for another day. 

The hutch will be cleaned out and after Christmas it and the dining room table will be refinished somehow. Just not sure how yet. Do I paint them, or strip and restain them?What do you think? 

I have noticed a snowball effect from God as well. He has pointed out one sin in my heart and that has led to another, and another and another.

I could absolutely dread this and I do, but I also find it wonderful.  Why? Because He is showing me where I need to change to be more like His Son. As My devotional said this morning, “God has pulled away the fog and given us a clear glimpse into the battlefield.” (Journey November 2014). I can see the mess that need to be cleaned and Jesus wants to help me clean it. The old is being cleaned out and the new is being put out for all to see! That brings glory to our Father! 

Well, today is yesterday’s tomorrow and I do need to finish what I started! 

Until next time,                                                                                                                                            Jayne

 

About Jayne

I am a housewife desperate to give my heart and home to the Lord. I like to share with others what the Lord has taught to me. Taking care of my family and home are my passion. I like to craft and decorate and to share the ideas I come across with others. I try to find ways to incorporate crafting and decorating with sharing my faith in Jesus.
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