Comfy and Barefoot in the Kitchen…

“Your Iniquities have made a separation between you and your God” Isaiah 59:2

“How on earth did this basket  of socks fill up so fast?!” I thought to myself. I remembered over the Summer  emptying the dryer and saying to myself “I will get to those later” and “Socks, they aren’t that important…it’s sandal season!” . No big deal, right? Well, it’s Fall now and guess what…we need socks. UGH. Just look at all these socks I have to go through and pair up. My “putting off” added up quickly didn’t it? Boy do I wish I would have just paired them up as they came out of the dryer…the shame! (hehe)


My little predicament really makes me realize how quickly my sins add up if I don’t get to the heart of the issue soon enough. A little sin here…a little sin there…then all of a sudden I have a overwhelming amount of catching up to do …repenting, making amends, fixing to do. Just a few sins a day add up to 1,095 a year…which is probably the number of socks I have in that silly basket. Ridiculous.

Please take a moment Dear Friends and think about something in your life that has been “adding up”…arguments, negative thoughts, bills, missing church…whatever the case may be, we all have a basket of socks. Ask the Lord in this very moment to search your heart and have the strength to change what is wrong and what is crippling you. Be free in the Lord Jesus Christ.


“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord”

-Romans 6:23

Now, excuse me…I have some catching up to do….



  1. Nice post – thank you.

  2. I have a bunch of socks to match up too! ugh! You are so right Janelle, and thank you for the reminder that we need to be continually examining our lives.

  3. Great post. Excellent reminder to stay vigilant in all areas of our life.

  4. Great illustration! Thanks for the challenge and happy sock sorting 🙂

  5. This is an excellent post. And so true. Thank you for this.

  6. This is a beautiful post, and what you say is so true. The basket of socks is a fantastic metaphor and a wonderful reminder. By the way, you definitely aren’t the only one with an actual basket of un-paired socks…

  7. Janelle, I just love you. Such great spiritual truth in such a memorable “picture”. I know food is your specialty, but your godly wisdom speaks to my heart. Thank you, Janelle. Love, Jenny

  8. It was fun to read this again at Time-Warp Wife, great illustration!

    I hate the sock thing in our house. However, it is important to my hubby to have an organized sock drawer (because he is color blind and can’t tell the blue from the black). It is one of the things he actually requests of me, to keep his socks organized. It is really is ironic considering he has no real feet! I’ve thought before, “Can’t they just paint socks on your fake legs?” HA!!


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