We aren’t fancy enough. Hail, go away.

We aren’t fancy enough to own a garage. Midtown is full of older homes with either converted garages, or houses that just simply never had a garage. Ours is the former.


When we first bought our home, the “garage” looked like this.

Yep. Toilet, shower, awesome paneling and fake brick linoleum flooring. (Mind you, we had already removed the wooden swedish sauna.)


So, although our house is a nice size-with four bedrooms and three bathrooms-we have no garage.

Meaning, no protection from snow, falling debris, rain…


…or hail.

This morning, about 5 am, I heard the faint sound of ice pinging off the back porch’s metal awning.


During the torrential downpour, the hail continued to bounce off of our unprotected and garage-free sweet ride.


This made me think about how unimportant my possessions were and how quickly they can be destroyed.

(Thankfully, Biceps and I don’t put much stock in fancy possessions-we want to be debt free rather than own an impressive vehicle.)

But, our slightly dinged, slightly used, 15 passenger van is still a possession that I worked hard for and paid for with real, green cash.


And, I was reminded of this scripture: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34 (NIV)

It made me think if I was storing up treasures here on earth or focusing on the treasures in heaven? After all, I can’t take my possessions with me.

The only thing that I will leave this earth with is what I did while I was here. I hope what I do today for others creates a treasure for me in heaven.

Now, that’s something fancy to possess.



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2 Responses to "We aren’t fancy enough. Hail, go away."

  1. Linda says:

    That was beautiful… Thanks for helping me remember what’s important this morning!! P.S. yogurt turned out great!

  2. Jan says:

    Somehow I ended up on your website, by pure accident. I am not even sure how, but I’m glad I did. It is very inspiring. God bless you!


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