Fresh Sheets

Jul 12
Every Saturday morning I change the sheets on our bed.  I love the feeling of fresh clean sheets when I stretch out at the end of a long day.  This morning I was pulling off the old sheets when I realized the newness of fresh sheets is the same feeling God brings.  When we are feeling a little fuzzy and worn, we can go to Him.  The Almighty strips us of the old insecurities and sinful nature, and He cleanses us and makes us new.

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”  Lamentations 3:22-24 NIV

This week I’m worn and fuzzy.  If you’ve read my previous post you know one of my friends tried to commit suicide.  I’ve worried and prayed for her all week.  I’ve been rejected.  Twice. One rejection even told me my writing wasn’t engaging.  ouch.  My girlfriend Amy‘s son has had four seizures.  Yes, I said four.  In one week.  So, sweet friends, at the end of this week, I am left feeling weary and worn.  I need fresh sheets.
This song is my heart’s cry today.  My friend Kimberly posted it a long time ago, and I loved it.  If you don’t have time to listen, read the lyrics.  I love how she says, “I have to” instead of  “I need to” or “I should.”  Have to means you have no other choice.  There is no option but to praise.   Friends, I have no other option but to praise.  Won’t you join me?
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  • Peggy Jul 12 at 5:54 pm

    oohhh Carol…holding you up in prayer…and fresh sheets! May Our Lord cover you and take away all rejection (it’s not true)Lies be gone in Christ’s Name! Our Lord is faithful and GREAT! His Love is new every morning and will not fail you!

    YES…YOU HAVE TO…Praise Him through this storm and may HE shield you from the fiery darts!
    He will remove this mountain!

    I love how you have the gift to take ordinary everyday experiences and turn them into a lesson and spiritual connection! Let go & forgive her cuz she’s hurting &
    believing lies & being used by th enemy right now…all you can do is
    PRAY! Give her the distance to seek help elsewhere while you seek the HELP she needs from Our Father!
    He cares for her, for you and for Amy & Spencer! He has it all under control…sometimes we just let our will and caring get in His way!

    Hopefully, she’ll remember your love for her when she’s through with this dark cloud and more importantly HIS LOVE! Please don’t let her/him bring you down with her. You know what he’s about and
    better still, you know what Our Lord’s about…let her “laundry” be
    done by someone else and you just “hang out” some fresh sheets!

    Don’t let those clothespins snap
    your fresh breathe of the Holy Spirit! Take a deep breath of that fresh, new feeling…squeaky clean!
    “They are new every morning: GREAT IS HIS FAITHFULNESS!” Peace, comfort and plenty of Fresh Downey
    of blessings as you bless others in Jesus Name…Love & Hugs, Peggy

  • Amy Wyatt Jul 12 at 6:27 pm

    I love this song! That is my heart’s cry too… I HAVE to believe. I’m believing God. I’m glad you joined us this week.

  • Lisa@BlessedwithGrace Jul 12 at 6:45 pm

    Thank you for sharing some of the event of this painful week with us. I needed to hear this song, as well. I can’t imagine the feeling of despair you felt when you friend attemted suicide and the mercy you show in your concern for others is a spiritual gift. Continue using that to offer comfort. God bless you.

  • Sita Jul 12 at 6:46 pm

    I agree with these words too…it has been “have to believe” week in TO as well…it is His invitation to come rest and believe that He will do the rest…blessings,

  • ocean mommy Jul 12 at 8:44 pm

    Yep, it’s a have to believe week here too.

    Love you girl and I BELIEVE that God has great plans for your writing. I’m praying that God will continue to pour into your heart and mind what He wants you to say. Hang in there….


  • Colleen Jul 12 at 8:48 pm

    YOUR writing is very engaging, so do not listen to that other person for even a split second.
    I am sorry your week has been so bad. It will get better, I just know it will.
    You are in my prayers and heart.
    Keep Smiling.

  • Mary Lou Jul 12 at 9:05 pm

    Carol,oh, yes I agree there are times that I have to praise Him. We should praise Him in the good times and bad. I have found when I praise Him in the midst of a storm that He calms me if He doesn’t calm the storm. The song was great, the words were right on target. May He meet you at your point of need and be the lifter of your head. I think you express yourself well with your writing and that you are gifted by Him to write. Blessings on your Lords’ day worship. May He come down and fill you up.

  • Susan Jul 12 at 11:38 pm

    Hey Carol,

    I’m so sorry you had such a difficult week. I’m glad it’s ending for you.

    This song is just incredible, and yes, WE HAVE TO WORSHIP!!!

    Love the lyrics. Love Rita too!

    Blessings to you♥

  • LAURIE Jul 13 at 1:03 am

    Thanks for sharing your worshipful heart Carol in the midst of your difficult week. Even in times of trouble choose to praise Him and thats exactly what you have done. I appreciate your faithfullness and have said a prayer for your friend. -God bless, Laurie

  • Cheryl Jul 13 at 3:39 am


    What a tough week you’ve had. Oh, I will pray for your friend. It kicks me in the stomach kind of feeling to hear about your friend. Our world is so full of hurting people.

    Praying for renewed strength.


  • Cheri Jul 13 at 3:05 pm

    Praying for you.

  • LauraLee Shaw Jul 13 at 7:54 pm

    Oh, that you could be encouraged today! Your authenticity and vulnerability shows a heart of humility. May He continue to work through you. Hugs from a sister in Christ.

  • Xandra@Heart-of-Service Jul 13 at 7:58 pm

    I change the sheets each Saturday as well, and I don’t think I’ll ever do it again without thinking of your analogy!

    Sounds like you are going through a rough patch right now, but it’s good to know that our God is faithful and that things will work for our good no matter the circumstance.


  • Kimberly Jul 14 at 12:29 am

    I remember the week I posted this song. I cannot remember the details of what was going on, just that it was a week where I played that song over and over and over and over as I sat and just cried. Praise God for the truth of His Word and the hope and comfort that come from His truths.

    I am so sorry about your rejections, Carol. To say your writing isn’t engaging…I’m no professional, but I have been coming back here ever since your McDonald’s post because I was so drawn to how you write and the love of Jesus that pours out of you. You write with such wit and love and honesty. Don’t give up. I know you won’t. I just hate to think of you feeling down. God’s timing is perfect, and He has blessed you with great talent. You are a blessing!

    Okay…enough rambling from me. 🙂
    Love you and praying for you and for your friend,

  • DeAnna Jul 14 at 2:20 am

    Whew!!! It’s HAS been a week, hadn’t it?! Attacks are coming from every angle for so many of us. I love this song! I know that He WILL move my mountains – if I earnestly seek Him in prayer and ASK.

    Keep smiling! Baaaaaa!

  • Rachel Olsen Jul 14 at 4:03 am

    Prayed for you.

    Your fellow clean-sheets-lovin’ Sister-in-Christ ~ Rachel

  • Michelle Jul 14 at 7:02 pm

    I’m sorry your week has been so rough. Those lyrics were perfect for me to read today!

    Thanks for praying for me. I’m praying for you also.

  • Jess Jul 14 at 10:18 pm

    i love this song… and this post. i pray God fills you up, friend… love, jess

  • Tänia Jul 15 at 3:00 am

    Oh my… it seems that things have been painful this week… holding you up in prayer.

    Thanks for sharing this song…

    Tänia @

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