Comfort is an Unclogged Toilet

{This post is part of five minute fridayA community of writers who write for five minutes on the word of choice. Today's word: Comfort.}

Comfort is an unclogged toilet, silenced of its gurgling commands.

It's sound asleep children and a floor swept by a husband who also made dinner and washed the dishes.

It's a knowing that all this running around will someday lead to a settling down, and then a wish to have it all back again, right back where it was.. crazy, busy, and beautiful.

Comfort is a slice of pie made by your own tired, grateful hands to be eaten alone in the dark at the kitchen table in silence.

It's a promise that though rejection happens, our highest status is that of beloved by a great God and nothing is without hope, when He makes the impossible, possible.





  
Comfort is grit and sharp objects clung to bare soles, because life lives here. 

It's warm coffee, gut-honest friends, truth proclaimers, and worship warriors who never give up and always give in to Him.

Comfort is a chance given by another.

It's that rest-assured feeling that no matter what blows past our sails, comfort can be had because peace was purchased by a Presence upon those wooden beams.

Comfort, it's a bone-tired soul, an unmade bed, a soft ac breeze, and sounds of a thunderstorm hovering in the distance.

It's a proclamation that all is well with the soul even though wells spring up all around.

Comfort, it's there to be had in all things.  

21 comments:

  1. Bonnie, this is terrific, and I love the pictures. You've caught comfort so well!

    There's a place I find comfort...in being able to rise to my feet, one more time, swaying and choking with pain, but still upright. There is comfort in that victory, and it's so hard to explain to those who find the sight appalling and urge me to sit, that they may do that which I have risen to do, in my place.

    I wish I could make them see...pain and transcendence are the chiaroscuro of the spiritual path through illness.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/07/your-dying-spouse-336-gods-lighthouse.html

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    1. Andrew, thanks for visiting. May God give you His never-ending strength and comfort!

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  2. Your comfort is delightful - unmade beds, hand-made pies - and so much of God's beautiful blessing in the everyday ordinary! Lovely photos (and the pie looks amazing)

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  3. This is so lovely! So many ways to find comfort if we will but look and notice.

    Blessings to you! I'm yourneighbor at #FiveMinuteFriday.

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    1. Thank you, Gayl! Looking is the key, looking at seeing His grace in all of it!

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  4. This is so beautiful. It brought me comfort just to read the words! "It's a proclamation that all is well with the soul even though wells spring up all around." Amen!

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    1. Hi Rebecca! Thank you for visiting. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. I love this description of comfort: "worship warriors who never give up and always give in to Him." Awesome! And may we always know some worship warriors!

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    1. Yes! I'm blessed to know worship warriors who surround themselves and me and others with songs of praise! There's nothing better than that for true comfort!

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  6. Oh, and by the way, recently our toilet was clogged and it took quite a little bit to figure out the reason why. So now I'm living in comfort because it now works! Life is good!

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    1. I'm glad your toilet was fixed! Mine seems to be always getting clogged often. It's such a comfort and blessing when there fully functioning..little things!

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  7. I loved all of this...finding comfort in all things...."peace was purchased by a Presence upon those wooden beams." That's some brilliant writing, sister.

    Visiting you from FMF #78. Glad I found you this week!

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    1. Thank you, Nichole! I'm glad you liked it, thanks for visiting!

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  8. the pie look so good and comforting. I don't make pies because no one in my family likes them except for me. But I enjoy eating a cold slice "in the dark" by myself when someone sends me a leftover slice ;) Blueberry and lemon meringue are my favorite...oh wait..there's key lime and coconut too!
    All of your pictures of tangible summer comfort sounded relaxing as did the pictures :)
    Here's to a comforting week to you

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    1. Thank you, Somer! Good to hear from you again!

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  9. Amen, Bonnie! You have brought out the paradox of comfort--it's often found in uncomfortable places and circumstances.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, all those uncomfortable places are actually an oppurtinity to the comfort behind it and in it.

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  10. Strange things folks do with toilets.
    We had two of them show up at the end of our road.
    One was full of pea gravel
    The other had a razor in the 'S" shaped part!
    I've seen toilet paper but toilets?
    Normally I would shrug & laugh it off, that is normally.
    I won't say what other little gems were left that brought us to our knees because they were "charming" little things!
    God got us through!!! This is the MAIN FOCUS!!
    Change of focus, but do you ever feel like your very life is on a lathe?

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