The Blessing of Crumbs on the Floor

Today I’m pleased to share my Listen Love Repeat story on Karen Ehman’s blog. This is the second of three guest post winners of our LLR launch team contest. (Read my full review of Listen Love Repeat here.)

I’d like to tell you a story about the most powerful crumbs I ever came across. They are as precious to me as gold dust in a miner’s pan. By now they are long gone but their impact lives on.

Almost thirteen years ago, as I struggled through the early months of motherhood, an acquaintance from church invited me into a mentoring relationship. She always seemed put together and her four children were well-dressed every Sunday morning. She lived in a nice house on the side of town with the doctors and lawyers. When I considered where I wanted to be in ten years, I dreamed of her life.

She spoke to her children with patience and kindness. She loved Jesus and maintained a peaceful countenance–one of those women who glowed without any visible flaws. I felt honored to follow in her shadow and learn how to be so perfectly wonderful.

I walked into her immaculate home feeling intimidated. I passed the gleaming piano in the foyer and stepped on the plush oriental rug in the living room. We continued into the spacious kitchen to sit at her large oak table. A small plate holding an unfinished sandwich and pretzels sat neglected in front of an empty booster seat. Pretzel pieces and little O’s were scattered on the floor along with a bit of toast from that morning’s breakfast.

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Listen Love Repeat guest post

In Listen, Love, Repeat: Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World, Karen Ehman encourages us to live alert, listening for “heart drops,” hints from those in our lives who need a helping hand or a generous dose of encouragement. Living alert lifts our own spirits, showing us that blessing others blesses us even more. Listen, Love, Repeat offers biblical teaching and suggests doable actions that are simple, heart-tugging, sentimental, even sneaky and hilarious. For a sneak peek at Listen Love Repeat, sign up for Karen’s How to Hear a Heart Drop five-day challenge. Also, be sure to join Karen and Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies for their upcoming study of Listen Love Repeat starting April 3.



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  1. Congratulations on winning your guest post slot, Kelly! Heading over to read the rest right now. Blessings to you!

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