On Purpose


The Lazy Genius. This week I stumbled upon a podcast by Kendra Adachi. Her mantra is: Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t.  Intrigued. I plan to check out more of her practical advise.

This podcast was on summer menu planning. Might be a little too formulated for me but I wish I had known some of her tips when I had a young family. Still, I picked up a trick or two in this season of life.

I can’t claim much on the genius title but I sure can relate to the lazy gene. My recent lazy is getting my refrigerator cleaned out.

Why is this biggest appliance at the Inn so difficult to keep tidy? Fridge has not gotten the memo: a place for everything and everything in its place. Mustard wanders, dressings choose orange juice as their bff. And where did fake bacon bits come from?

An ordinary man becomes a sluggard one small surrender at a time. Eek!

Unlike the sluggard, the diligent speak a different motto: β€œA little labor, a little energy, a little moving of the hands to work.” Instead of building a stack of small surrenders, they build a stack of small successes β€” taking little step by little step in the strength that God supplies.

Scott Hubbard -Editor, desiringGod.org

Or as I remind myself – chop a little each day. Give a hand to your poor fridge, trying so hard to stay organized. Or not. Talking to myself, “What matters most?” 😊

How are you doing building your stack of successes?

Come, just as you are.


PS: Macien picked my daffodil bouquet from the edge of our woods. They smile and assure Innkeeper that window-opening days will be here soon. Don’t lose hope!

2 thoughts on “perspective”

  1. I absolutely look forward to your writings each week. Thank you for using your gift of writing to be such a blessing to us all.

    1. Thanks Mike. Writing shifts my mind and it has been a good season for it. As a writer yourself, you get it.

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