Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Okay, Who Does This?

Normally our garbage fits and stays nicely in these heavy duty bags. This particular week we did major
cleaning in the garage. Crushed down some metal items and stuffed them in the bags.

That's what you're supposed to do, right? Stuff them in?

Anyway, the ends still poked out through the bag. So being considerate of my garbage men, I placed duct tape over those "pokey" ends to keep the men from hurting themselves. (Or was it, I didn't want to look like the local junk yard?)

Tell me, honestly, has anyone else ever done this?

"He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds." Psalm147:3

When a major overhaul in life comes and the regular "bags" I use don't work, Lord please duct tape all the gaping open wounds.

Photo:karenevans

14 comments:

Rachel said...

We've done that! But then the garbage men don't take it because they're wise to people's metal-bagging tricks. Boo. I'm glad God will accept my duct-taped self!

Johnnie said...

I dom't think I've ever duct-taped a garbage bag! But my prayer is the same as yours, Karen, that God will duct-tape me.

Kathy C. said...

Our bags have to be in cans so they just pick up the whole can and dump it. Doesn't the metal shift and create a new hole?

Jeanette Levellie said...

You are so thoughtful and kind, Karen.

We have a dumpster, since our garbage pick up is for both the church and parsonage. So, I've never had to do that.

But the Lord has had to duct tape my pokies and stuffies a lot!

Hilary said...

I can't say I have. You're so considerate.

Karen said...

I just know if it pokes out before it even goes out the garage-somethin's gotta be done.

And yes, God uses His duct tape often! :)

Laura said...

Sometimes I try to use my own tape before turning my gaping holes over to Him. Mine doesn't stick so well...

Great, Karen.

Kathryn Magendie said...

We take our garbage to the local dump so we don't use a garbage service!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I think duct tape is the 8th wonder of the world. I wonder how people ever lived without it? :-)

Jean Wise said...

We use these big garbage bins where I live but I do love the prayer to duct tape my gaping holes, Lord. that is a great prayer!

Precious Gems said...

Hiya Beautiful
How are things?
I was wondering if you could help me by reading through my new Blog and giving me some feedback.
I want to know if what I am talking about makes sense and is relevant to young women.
Love you lots
Tracey :)
http://limitless-living.blogspot.com/

Dave said...

Karen, I think I would try to make sure that the items fit right into the bags. The collectors can be particular sometimes. Mainly for safety sake. - Dave

Karen said...

Ya'll are so right. Yes, Dave, ours are particular, so I "tried" to help them. Hopefully it worked ok.

Tracey, I'll jump over this week and take a look. Glad to see you back!

Ron, I've used duct tape for many things....

Karen said...

Tracey, do you have an email so I can write to you? I didn't see any contact area on your blogs. Thanks.