When life tangles

Life is messy.

It tangles and weaves and chokes and hurts.

 But somewhere in the tangle, beauty springs forth.

A cool breeze on a stifling day.

A blanket of snow on a frozen ground.

A tender giggle when the tears threaten to fall.

God has woven so much beauty into this world, but…

Sometimes you have to look through the tangles to see it.

Life is busy and the busy leaves us tangled.

So many plates spinning and every last one threatening to drop.

Can we catch them all?

Can we keep up the spinning?

Can we weave through the tangle?

Sometimes it takes a conscious slow down to stop the spinning.

Then we can see the beauty.

A deep breath on a hectic day.

A good book when the laundry climbs.

A phone call to a dear friend instead of a clean kitchen.

There is beauty to be had in the tangle.

Do you see it?

Can you weave through the tangle today?

Leave the plates to spin on their own for just a little while.

Take the time to breathe and see the beauty.

Tangled, beautiful mess.


  1. I love this. This morning I walked with a friend while both my kids were at school. She asked what I was doing today, and I couldn’t think much beyond “Standing here and talking to you.” And now I’m eating lunch in the quiet of my house. Your words really spoke to me as I had some down time this morning. Thanks for sharing.

    • I’m so glad! I woke up this morning massively overwhelmed and just needed the reminder myself to breathe. In and out.

      And read a good book. 🙂