Pollen Paradise

Thursday, April 25, 2013

When you live with this,
 you get this:
Every April. This driveway was completely clean 48 hours ago. I sigh when I pull in and think, "I just cleaned this up!" 

But today when I pulled in, my thoughts were interrupted, "This is how God must feel. 'We just went over this, child. You were clean, had it all figured out. Then the wind blew, and . . . mess.'" 

How true. I feel a bit more patient about the oak pollen now, even when it gets caught in my hair and tracks in on my shoes. It's there, every season. It is part of the mess that goes with the beauty of life. And the exercise of dealing with it is a good reminder of the discipline I need to be patient with myself, hang on in the wind, and be thankful for God's grace which always wipes everything clean.

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  1. Oh, this is so good. To enjoy the beauty we need to be willing to clean up the mess. God is so good to do that over and over again with us!

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    1. Yes, I'm glad God is a patient father! Thanks for your comment, Lisa.

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  2. When I saw the first picture, I thought the second would be of watery eyes or a red nose due to allergies. LOL Grateful too for God's patience in dealing with messy me.

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    1. I know! It could have been a pollen-puffy face, but I decided to spare y'all :)

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  3. I will always think of this when I have to sweep the mess our tree leaves on our back porch from now on. Thank you for sharing this. God is so good to use His creation to teach us about ourselves.

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    1. I'm so glad. I'm always amazed at how much we can learn from creation - even the annoying pollen parts!

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  4. Such a great analogy Courtney and as you know I'm living in polleville with you. It drives me crazy too. We cleaned up our back porch only to have it covered up and yellow the next day!

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    1. Oh yes, you should see our driveway now after the rain yesterday afternoon . . . even worse. But then again, rain is a gift.

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  5. Pollen season started early here in Charleston... maybe if we are lucky it will end early too!

    http://pluffmudkids.blogspot.com/

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