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Yesterday I wrote about my tendency to figure things out.  I’m a problem solver.  I look for patterns and how things fit together. When Plan A doesn’t work, I backtrack.

But not everyone works this way as I discovered while cleaning out Dad’s house.  There was our old high chair, mostly stripped of paint with a broken footrest.  I scooped it up and put it in the back of my car.  “Why?  It’s broken and the finish wouldn’t come off.”  “Wood glue, sand, then paint.”

A mirror with a gorgeous plaster frame that someone cracked.  A keyhole table with half the paint removed. A clock case and face with no works.  They’re all in my basement as I work through the assortment one at a time.  First up is the high chair because plants will be coming inside in a month and that’s going to make a dandy plant stand.

Things don’t always turn out the way we had planned.  My son just started his second year at the community college while friends went to their four-year university of choice.  But he’s got a plan for his masters and he’ll come out owing about what they owe.  Maybe.  He’s turning into quite the problem solver.

God may not give us what we want.  But He is often holding out an alternative.  We just need to remember to look around and see what is available.





Have a Mary Little Christmas

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