Scattered, covered and smothered!

Y’all!  I have so missed you.

Where has the time gone?  It’s already well into September.  That’s just pure-ty craziness.

Ok.  Let’s just hop right in.  What in the world does that crazy title mean, anyway?  What is this post about, you ask?

Good question.

And I’m not sure I have an answer for you,  just to be really honest.

I have all sorts of things buzzing around in my head and heart.  And can I just be candid with you? (y’all know I got to be….even if it ain’t purdy.)  I always want to bring you something of value.  Wrapped in a beautiful package.  When I send out a blog post to all of you gracious people, who for whatever reason,  allow me in your INBOX, I owe you that.  You don’t need more junk mail.  You deserve more.

And sometimes that paralyzes me.  I want to give you well-written, well thought out, void-of-grammatical errors TRUTH.  And just to be honest, that keeps me from writing and visiting with y’all.  Because sometimes, really most of the time….”all I got” is a nugget.  A little morsel of truth.  And more times than not, I just don’t have time to develop it into that beautiful gift I really want to give you.

I know everyone is ridiculously busy.  (I’m really starting to not even like that word.)   But now that we’re getting to know each other better, I feel like you need to know something about me.


(hence the title.  And I LOVE me some scattered, covered and smothered hash browns from Waffle House!)

But it’s just like my house.  If I wait til this house is presentable, to have my friends over….I WOULD NEVER SEE THEM! (Ask any of my friends.  They will all tell you that 99.756% of the time they have to step over laundry as they walk in the door.  And 100.000% of the time my bed is unmade.  But I think they will also tell you that I LOVE for them to stop by!  It is what it is, y’all.  I can’t help it.  Some of you have got it all figured out and you ROCK the nice, neat package.

But this girl does not.

SO….it’s time I’m painfully honest with myself and all of you-my new cyber friends.  I’ve decided life is too short.  I’m gonna write you in the midst of my scatteredness.  It may only be  a sentence or two.  It may be eaten up with grammatical errors.  It may be all over the place.  But, I promise you one thing….it will be full of love.  And I pray, also full of truth.

Life is messy.  Let’s realize that and embrace it.  And love each other in spite of it.

Ahhh….I feel better already.  Don’t you?!

Before I leave you, here’s my thought for the day:

Life is sacred.  And  fleeting.  The Bible describes it as a mist that is here one minute and gone the next.  That mist is filled with crazy good and unbelievably hard.  May I suggest that we slow down enough to feel them both?  Don’t be afraid to dig down.  Don’t forget to dig down.  There is beauty and wisdom in both the blessings and trials.  God is molding us and shaping us into who He created us to be.  Go to Him.  Talk with Him about it.  And then share it with those who cross your path during the day.  They need your encouragement.  Desperately.  May we go out and be the LIGHT in this dark world.  Even if for a brief moment.

You guys mean a lot to me.  I’m SO glad you’re here.  Just step over that pile of laundry and ignore that unmade bed.  The important thing is we’re together.  And I am thankful!



  1. says

    Whew! I feel better now, too! It’s not just me. I am so struggling to write because I want it to be “perfect”. And I feel like my nugget isn’t enough if it is not a full blown sermon. Thanks for the reminder, Katie.
    Your COMPEL sister, Stephanie

    • Katie Graves says

      I understand, Stephanie! 😀 Sometimes we just have to embrace our “fragments” and throw them out there and let God use them as He will! We forget He is the master of taking the morsels and turning it into a feast with leftovers! Have a great day! So glad you stopped by!

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