This is Dani's room. She does not play. She simply entertains herself by unloading everything she owns. She clears her bookshelves and dumps her bin of play food all over the floor; same spot every time. Clearly it provides her with some form of release, but not so oddly it drives me up the wall. The books are extremely slick if you step on them and make it virtually impossible to get into her closet, make her bed, or open her window. Whenever I feel my blood pressure rise at this sight, which can be often, God reminds me of His faithful grace to forgive me of the sins I commit on a regular basis.
This is our tiered garden. We planted lettuce, pepper, and tomato plants all for Cocoa Bean to dig seven of them up within 24 hours. His form of entertainment happens to be dirt, destruction, and delinquency. He received a controlled spanking yesterday from Jimmy...and it was my suggestion he do so. Jimmy went out the next morning at the crack of dawn to buy materials for a fence in order to protect our new plants. Here he is blocking the main entry into the garden. The back side, under the deck, is bordered with see-through green wire. This should do it!
Life is full of annoyances that are sure to steal our joy if we let them. Honestly, if it isn't one thing it's another. But great hope is founded in the truth that one day we will live in heaven with God where there will be no more books to trip over or gardens to redo. In His presence we will rest, relax, and rejoice in His glory. I look forward to that day. Till then I plan to captivate every thought, bite my tongue, and give every annoyance to the Lord.
“...In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart! I have overcome the world.”