Well wouldn't ya know that in the midst of beginning this book, our dishwasher broke. Thankfully, I still have two hands, soap, and running water. Yes, there have been times when the dishes pile high, the kids are screaming and needy, and I just want to run on out to the store and buy a new dishwasher. But, for the most part I can honestly say that I have enjoyed getting my hands wet and washing the dishes. "M" often helps me and we have a wonderful time with the "bubbles" together. What wonderful conversations it brings (of course, almost all conversations with a 2 year old are interesting! I love their curiousity and the way they view things). Above the sink is printed Titus 2:4-6, and as I was getting my hands wet the thought came to me that this is being "busy at home"; not loading machines or always be on or using some sort of technology, but to be working with your hands. There does seem to be something spiritual about it and I do find God washing away the grime of my life as I wash the grime from the dishes.
Today the bread machine caught fire in the middle of baking a loaf I was hoping to serve with dinner... Looking forward to all God will teach us as we learn to bake gluten-free bread by hand.