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Real life=messy

My sister and I were talking about some ‘real life’ stuff earlier. And how when you choose to live and be real, things can get messy. Sticky. Not so neat and pretty as you’d like. Ugly, even.


I am blessed with friends who were real with me this week. I told them, nay, insisted that We Did Not Need Meals after my hand surgery and to save it for something ‘big’. Well, one general anesthesia later coupled with a day of being sick and woozy from the meds and boy was I wrong. Thankfully, they hadn’t listened to me anyway and showed up bearing casseroles, notes, a gift basket, flowers, and chocolates. Wow. They blessed my socks off. My family’s too.


Trust me when I say someone near you is going through something real this week. Will you be real too? Leave your cocoon and roll your sleeves up and get in there with them? Or perhaps you need to be real enough to receive some help. Wow. That is humbling, isn’t it? But that’s what being in the body of Christ is all about.  I’m so thankful He set it up that way!

Galatians 6:2 

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ


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3 Responses

  1. Hope you're feeling better! =D

    Being “real” IS hard! But I've found I'd rather be accused of something I did do or say than something I didn't! LOL! =P

  2. How are you feeling? Did everything go well with your hand? Glad to see your friends didn't listen to you. I have had to learn that just as it is important to bless others, it is important to ACCEPT others' blessings!

    Still praying for your recovery!


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