Thursday, September 23, 2010

Work in Progress

I've said it, you've probably said it: "I'm a work in progress."

I'm a piece of work, a lot of days.

Maybe I'm more like an area roped off with yellow tape filled with workers in hazmat suits... that's a project. 

I wish I were the Sistine Chapel... I know it's not finished, but at least it's beautiful.

It's more likely that I'm a particularly tough piece of clay... Isaiah 64:8
But now, O LORD,you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
While I have aspirations of becoming a beautiful vessel worthy of fine flowers and prime placement, I'm feelin' like an ashtray.  Like a 4th grader's art project with some serious defects.  *sigh*
But hey, you can use an ashtray.



  1. You are a beautiful woman of strength, courage and compassion. You are just what that sweet bunch of Danielson's need--the perfect mama and wife. :) Keep up the good work, lady!

  2. Clara, I am also a piece of work..... We are all works in progress. It is destined by the Lord to be that way until that day we go to be with Him. I love the epitaph on the headstone of Ruth Graham (Billy Graham's wife), "End of construction...... thank you for your patience".
    I pray that we as brothers and sisters in Christ show each other patience and grace as we continue in our "construction" and "moulding".