living on pb & j

Ordinary moms living on Prayer, the Bible, and Jesus!


Moira Kenmore

The other day, we were actually participating in a Literature Blitz for our church. You know the kind, where you walk from house-to-house, hanging a plastic bag full of literature on the door (never the mailbox). 🙂 At one house, there was a nice black dishwasher sitting in the driveway that had a sign on it. It said, “Free. Works.” So I convinced my husband to go talk to them about it. Turns out the man had just picked it up from somewhere and unloaded it. My heart sank.

But then he told Jamin that he actually had a brand new one already and had just picked this up because surely someone would need it. He also told us that he attends another Baptist church in town. He told us to please take it if we need it. Yay!!

So Jamin got it after we had finished the Literature Blitz. He gave the man $20 for his kindness. A few days later we hooked it up for a test. Then after it passed, he tore into the cabinets and got it completely installed.

My less-cluttered kitchen with my friend Moira Kenmore. 🙂

My friend Moira has made my life so much easier! She helps me constantly, never says a critical word, and hums soft songs. 🙂 She makes clean-up faster, my kitchen cleaner, and my life happier!

I am so happy for this gift that the Lord sent my way.

Lately we have been changing some things in our home. Working hard on being better stewards of all God has given us. We haven’t done perfectly, but I feel like this was a sweet reward from Heaven saying, “You’re on the right track. I can see.” Or maybe it was just a blessing from God to save my sanity so I can be a better Mommy!

No matter why Moira came my way, I am thankful!

❤ Joy

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Sermon in the Sink

As I was washing dishes… again… I thought of how often I wash dishes. Not a day goes by that dishes don’t need to be washed. Now, days go by when I don’t wash them, but I could wash at least 1 dish every day! Most days, it’s a couple sink loads!

They are dirty. The forks, the spoons, the plates and bowls. They get used. They serve and hold. If they are not washed, they can’t be used again…ewww…

You know, I got to thinking with my hands in those suds. We are like dishes. We are used daily for different tasks for our Master. We hold and serve. We have many jobs. But if we are not clean, we cannot be used effectively. I mean, you could eat with a dirty fork, but it wouldn’t be sanitary (umm… YUCK!). Can I serve the Lord if I am dirty? Not effectively. I would leave a bad taste in someone’s mouth!

How thankful I am that my Master puts me in that sudsy bath and gets rid of all my impurities. He gets rid of the crusted-on meals, the chocolate milk, and everything that is keeping me from being clean, and being used. It’s usually not comfortable getting in that hot water, but it’s necessary.

Next time God is “washing me,” (without complaining, I might add) may I remember the sermon He taught me at the sink!

❤ Joy (copied from my personal blog)