chaos,  love,  order,  perseverance,  puppies,  schedules,  trials


We have a new family member–well, a potential family member who we are keeping during a trial period. Trial to see how the cat fares. Trial to see if Drew’s allergies can handle it. Trial to see if my 21 year old daughter can manage being a dog owner.

And it’s ironic that now that I’ve chosen to make a schedule, I’ve said yes to bringing a creature in the house who requires a lot of work and disrupts any semblance of order.

And it makes me wonder…how many trials do I invite in my life that aren’t necessary? How many of those trials are worth it and how many aren’t?

The jury’s still out on this one. But he is awfully cute. And I think Mike Lee likes him.

Maybe…just maybe this trial will be worth it.

Consider it pure joy my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance (James 1:2).

Much love,

Andy Lee is a wife, mother of three, author, speaker, and blogger. She inspires her readers to step out into their call whether to a neighbor or nation to find purpose and joy using the gifts God has given them. She lives on the North Carolina Coast with her favorite people in the whole word, her family. She loves chocolate, geraniums, coffee, and Jesus.

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