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Getting ALL The Good

4 Mar

I lost my Gramma Marcie last June and I miss her dearly. We moved back to my grandparents’ ranch in Chugwater, WY when I was 12. Not only did I get to finish growing up just down the driveway from her, but she generously invited me to live with her twice in my college/pre-married years. I didn’t realize how impactful that time would be and I am forever grateful for those precious days.

I was cleaning up supper leftovers one night this week when I had a “Marcie Moment”. I scraped the mashed potatoes into the container using the serving spoon. Normally it would have been more than adequate. But I flashed back to standing next to Gramma at her stove. We were cleaning up supper dishes and she saw what was left in the pan of which I had “finished” removing the contents. She fished a rubber spatula out of a drawer and handed it to me, directing me to get every last bit. Waste not, want not.

So Gramma, this one was for you. I probably rolled my eyes at your concern for that tiny bit of food. But I thank God for every lesson you taught me. Especially to make sure I’m getting ALL the good out of each moment.


John 6:12

12 After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.”

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