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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'm Thankful for YOUR Gifts!

I am so thankful for the gifts that God gave you.  Yes.  YOU.  God has uniquely outfitted each one of us with talents and interests that make us able to serve and help one another in different ways.


For example, our week started with daughter doing laundry on Monday morning.  (She rocks at it, by the way.)

However, when she arrived downstairs to start the laundry, she found that the salt tank for the water softener was leaking.  Not dripping.  Water was pouring out of the overflow valve, and into the corner of the basement.  Yuck.

Called hubby at work.  I wouldn't say I was hysterical, as much as FrUsTrAtEd.  I hate it when things break that I do not have the expertise to fix, AND I hate it when water is pouring into my house.  Call me crazy.  {Deepest and sincerest apologies to those of you who have experienced real floods.  I cannot even imagine...  Our worst experience with water "pouring in" was the result of a broken sump-pump, and that was enough.  I've never moved a basement of stuff and carpet so quickly.}

Anyway, Hubby called our brother-in-law who is gifted beyond measure in figuring out how anything works.  He was on his way in minutes, and soon arrived to check out the situation.

After analyzing all of the pieces-parts, he was able to determine that some little piece had slipped, and was not where it should be -- thus, not allowing the shut-off valve (like in your toilet - yes, thank you - I put that together all by myself) to function properly.  Like, as in... SHUTTING OFF, rather than overflowing.

He slipped the little piece back into position, and taa-daa.  Problem solved.

I would never have figured that out.  Yeah, not my gift.

Romans 12:4-6a
"Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  We have different gifts, according to the grace given us."


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing that, Sally. It is a great reminder to be thankful for the gifts of others around us! I'm thankful for your blog!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I read each and every one, and truly enjoy "conversations" with you! ~Sally

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