The idea is to write for five minutes flat. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. I am also doing the 31Days Challenge on the topic of praise. It has been interesting how God has allowed the two to be connected. Today is no different!! 🙂
TODAY’S WORD: LAUNDRY
I have been so excited about a new way to serve my community called Laundry Love. I have written about it here many times. We save all our quarters for one Saturday a month when we go and pay for other people’s laundry at our local laundry mat. You never know what kind of need they have that leads people to a laundry mat.
There have been a few occasions when middle or upper middle class families have been at the laundry mat. Their need at the moment? Wash (or dry) their clothes because their own machines are broken. It could happen to any of us. And this Sautrday… it happened to me.
The irony was not lost on me or my family: I was at the laundry mat for almost 2 hours using over $100 in donated quarters to serve over 12 families and then return home to do my own laundry and the washing machine breaks. Not just breaks. It FLOODS my laundry room. And I am all out of quarters. Sigh.
Hubby was in the woods hunting. He knew something would need to be done, but he would see to it when he got home. I called my mom and made arrangements to wash a few loads at her house the next day. I also asked my dad to help us remove the old machine from our laundry room.
God gave me peace. God gave me laughter… I mean this can’t happen without somebody finding the humor in it. It might as well be me! But God also gave me a reason to praise!! One load was in my mom’s washer by the time the new washing machine was slid into place. My sweet Dad, who would offer the shirt off his back to anyone in need, felt that our service to the Lord and the community needed to be rewarded… and I humbly accepted. God had a plan. And I have a praise!