Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Chalkboard Covered Life


I have gone a bit crazy.  Crazy in a gloriously good way.  Crazy for chalkboard paint.

Our dining room table, my first victim.  Slathered the top in chalking goodness.  Now at meals, we sit together, eat and create.   My youngest boy learned to write his name in cursive, from daddy, at our table, literally on our table.

The inside of my kitchen cabinets ... looking a little dull, I remedied.    They now proclaim our daily food body and spirit via menu and verse.  They also hide encouragement and hugs in words and pictures for anyone reaching for a glass but thirsty for more.

My momma command center, my joy jar, hanging signs all around the house ... they all have succumbed to my paintbrush happy.  Because life changes.  We need to be able to erase, at least I do.

Wouldn't the world be wonderful slathered up in chalkboard paint?  Mistakes, no problem.  Erase and start over.   My life, the same.

Holding my dripping brush ready to paint, it hit me.  My life, truly chalkboard covered.  My mistakes, my oopses, the really ick that happened in yesterday, easily erased by wild forgiveness and lavish grace.  Yep, slather me up God.

And paint a sign ...

"Anyone who believes in Christ is a new creation.  The old is gone!  The new has come!"  - 2 Corinthians 5:17

... in chalkboard paint of course!

5 comments:

Heather and Kathy said...

I can only imagine the dining room table! What a cool idea!

heather

Maryann said...

What an AWESOME idea!!! You inspire me in so many ways. Love you, friend!

Keystone said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Sarah!

Comment is off topic here.

I have a friend in Panama and one time we discussed New Year's Eve and the hoopla around it. He did not grasp our deliriousness with the night so I explained as best I could.

He summed up my explanation by saying this is a night to "Ask The Time To Come Back".
I always loved that phrase from then on.

On Splashing Glory, shortly after a post on Momma not happy and smiling, there came to my reader an awesome piece on the importance of Fathers.

That post is gone and I can't find it anywhere.
So, I kindly "ask the time to come back", and make it so I can read that post anew.

As a Dad, I really liked it and wanted to reread and savor it and perhaps spash around the paragraphs a lot.

Thanks!
Happy New Year too.
(Or, if you prefer, "Ask The Time To Come Back").

You are often in my prayers,
Keystone

Denise said...

I love this idea.

The Proverbs 31 Sanctuary said...

Sarah, I love this idea. We are also chalk lovers in this house. I may just have to paint my little fellas table. Have a blessed day. Tara.