The Edge

Good morning!

Lawn care. If you are a homeowner,  you have to do it. Or someone does. You can pay someone to do it for you. Or in my case, bribe someone with a little more brawn to help you. 🙂

It’s not my niche.  Give me words any day. Just not power tools. 🙂

I will never get yard of the month. 😦 As you recall, I live in my dad’s home, and it has what I would consider a fairly large yard. I see it as a chore that has to get done. A never ending chore. That feels like eternity to complete. The mowing, the weeding, the trimming, the edging, the blowing, the heat. It’s not fun. I prefer fun. Not manual labor. I’d prefer working with words, listening to others sharing theirs. I’m a Mary, not a Martha. Therefore, I do the bare essentials.  (

On the bright side, one of my favorite things about lawn care is edging. I love a clean, crisp edge.

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It’s like my love for coloring. I would always color my pictures ever so lightly, painstakingly staying within the lines, only to contrast it with a bold outline on top of the preset lines. I kept the color in. Nice within its boundaries.

The edge on a lawn does just that. It keeps the grass neatly within its boundaries. No unruly weeds or stray crabgrass creeping over the lines. It offers great curb appeal!  I love looking at a freshly manicured lawn with a sharp edge! ♡

I wish that’s how I could live my life. With a nice neat edge always around me. Always staying within the borders.  Never crossing the line.  Never sinning. Never wronging others. Never seeking my own selfish desires. Always staying within the boundaries set before me.

Biblical boundaries are something we all often struggle with. They relate to self control. I know I struggle with them. I want MY way. I want to move those boundaries back just a bit to fit MY lifestyle.

That’s not God’s plan. His Word is so solid, He even wrote it in stone when He gave it to Moses. That’s some pretty serious boundaries.

Let’s all stop living on the edge and start placing a nice clean, crisp edge around what’s right and wrong in our lives. Let’s keep the weeds out. Cut them out before they have a chance to grow over the edges. And let’s be thankful that the season of summer will soon being behind us! A break from lawn care!  And the edge! 🙂

“You shall not move your neighbor’s boundary mark, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the LORD your God gives you to possess.
Deuteronomy 19:14

Love and laughter,

Sandy

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