Monday, July 28, 2008

Thou Shalt Not........................

Several years ago I purchased a cute little wooden sign that says "Thou Shalt Not Whine".

I had it out in our living room for a few years and eventually it somehow it was moved and ended up in a closet full of picture frames, candles, and such. While cleaning out that closet the other day I stumbled upon the wooden sign and decided it to put it out again as a much needed reminder
(to Maddie and to myself as well).

I placed it on the entertainment center under the TV and thought nothing more of it.

As I was dusting the other day I noticed that the little sign had been turned backwards and looked like this:

I laughed knowing that Maddie must have moved it.

When I asked her about it she said "I have no idea what you are talking about Momma."

I didn't buy that for a second and I turned the sign to the correct side and again forgot about it.

Yesterday while dusting, here is what I found:

That girl, she cracks me up. Can you tell she's 12?

She's at her dad's house for the next week and I'm thinking of printing those words out on little cards and hiding them all over her room and bathroom for when she returns.

Wouldn't that be fun?

As cute as I found Maddie's actions, last night I started thinking about that sign. What rules does God have for me that I choose to ignore? What rules does He state in His word that I choose to turn over and pretend don't exist? What rules does He have that I would like to pretend He doesn't?

Sadly there are some and perhaps this was His way of reminding me of them. Maybe I need to have some signs of my own made.

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PS I have no idea why half of this post is tiny. I tried to fix it at least 5 times and each time I post it, it shows up tiny. So sorry!