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  • Writer's pictureBeth Bowman

In This House? Not Happening.

I am sitting in a coffee shop, surrounded by mint colored, beach-themed decor and there is a sign closest to me that states"In This House...."-do you know what I am talking about? They are quite popular and a little annoying. Seriously? We ALWAYS tell the truth? We ALWAYS forgive? We ALWAYS keep our promises? Give me a key...I am moving in with THAT family!

Because my life is always in the balance between a hot mess and a total disaster, I decided to write my own declaration for "In This House..."

In this house,

We don't floss. We fill up the DVR with our personal favorite shows. We track in mud and act like we do not know who did it. We binge watch. We are reluctant to say, "I'm sorry".We buy clothes in the wrong size because we want to pretend we have lost weight. We make fun of the neighbors dog when she is dressed in a tutu. We leave our clothes in the washer for 2 days. We leave our yard equipment in the rain. We hide our dirty pans in the stove when unexpected company arrives. We use up all of the WiFI. We can't find any of the batteries to anything. We let our grandkids have caffeinated drinks when their parents aren't around. We overeat and underpray.

And at the end of the day, we realize it is ONLY God's grace and mercy that gets us through. We are pretty much sinful and selfish and are in desperate gratitude for our Savior. Because of Jesus, we can get up each day, forgiven, loved and cherished.

Then we go and hide the double-stuffed Oreos.

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