Lessons Learned from the Laundry Line

Lessons from the Laundry Line….


This post was originally written in Oct of 2007 when we lived off the grid and yet, today May 2014, I am reminded of how true these thoughts remain in my life. I hope you enjoy the encouragement as much as I was blessed to read it again myself. 


Yesterday I did 10 loads of laundry- now that’s not bad considering that our family normally does 3 loads a day and the generator has been acting up for the last week. 

There was a great deal of time for me to listen and ponder as the Lord spoke to my heart.

I enjoyed the warmth of the sun and the sound of my chickens, pecking the grass at my feet while I hung the clothes to dry.  I had some treasured moments in prayer with the Father and started pondering how often the Lord speaks to me while I am doing my tasks as a wife and mother. 


Does that happen to you too? 

I spend time with the Father in prayer and reading, but most often I hear his voice when I am washing dishes or hanging laundry out to dry. 

I hear him correct me when I am correcting a child- normally He’s saying… “This is just what I have been telling you…”

I hear him speak His great love for me as I gaze up at the stars or while I put a love note into my Joe’s truck. 

I have heard him speak of my unmeasurable worth as I washed out the baby’s diapers 

I have heard him say, “peace, be still” as I look at all the mountains in my life!  

I have finally discovered that it’s in these everyday moments of serving my family that I often hear Him speak to my soul. This has caused me to purposefully slow down so that I can listen to what He has to share. 

Who ever knew that mountains of laundry, a sink of dishes, or a pile of cloth diapers waiting to be washed could usher me into a Holy moment when God would speak to my heart and change me? 

I’m so thankful I didn’t miss this!

With much love, 

Mrs. Joseph Wood 

3 replies
  1. christianmommaali
    christianmommaali says:

    You are such an inspiration to me. I had a tear trickle down my cheek with this post. I just had to let you in on how amazing you are, with God's love of COURSE!!! :) Amazing none the less!!!

  2. Agsd7
    Agsd7 says:

    What a wonderful post! I couldn't agree with you more and I also couldn't have said it any better. :)

    Thank you for sharing. God bless you.



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