Journal Prov 14 (all references are from the ESV unless noted otherwise; changes in punctuation are mine)

Scripture: “Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.” (Prov 14:4)

Observation: Clean and organized, or, functional and productive?

Analysis: I can keep things pristine and picturesque, something to take pictures of; wringing my hands when things don’t go “just right.”

Or I can rejoice in productivity and put up with and deal joyfully with the inherent and inevitable crap.

My choice…my challenge…

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for a timely word. You never fail to bring a chuckle when needed.