Emptying our Filters…New mornings & mercies.

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Inspiration, News & Updates | 3 Comments

this week seemed to be the week every light blinked to change a dirty filter.

the coffee pot filter to stop all the nasty mold from growing, the vacuum filter to keep our feet clean, the a/c filter so we could breath new air, the filter in the fridge so the water would be ever so pure & the biggest of them allll, the washing machine filter so the clothes would be washed white as snow.  let’s just say that the washing machine filter was really clogged. REALLY clogged.

i had put a feather pillow in the wash & it didn’t turn out so swell.  looked like had i killed 20 geese.  feathers everywhere, water everywhere, kids screaming & the nastiest smell everrrrr.

insert picture that i can’t find…

all these filters clean things out to keep them pure, to make them white again, to keep them going & alive.  changing all the filters reminded me to look at me.  what needs to be changed in me?  what filters do i need empty, wash or shake out?

lately, i’ve been so busy & overwhelmed that i wake up just in time to get going.  i haven’t had quiet time in the morning.  i go about the craziness of the day & realize i haven’t even said good morning, GOD!!!  thankful for the reminders to check my “filters” & for the fresh start.  thankful for new mornings & new mercies.

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.  lamentations 3:22-23


tara the pie queen


  1. Betty Hooten
    July 12, 2015

    Bless you…many hugs

  2. Angela Lopez
    July 13, 2015

    Thanks for this, Tara. Have a wonderful day!


  3. Leslie Matula
    July 13, 2015

    Always good to be reminded to put Him first in the morning. Beautifully written. Love you.


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