April 23, 2019

A House Renovating Fool!

Sawdust  runs through my veins… well not really, but I have often wondered if there is something in my gene pool that makes me love the smell of fresh-cut wood. The smell of a freshly painted house. and even the metallic smell of nails and screws. I have often thought of sweeping up sawdust at the job site taking it home and putting in a pot on the stove… my potpourri!  Now that’s foolish!

I have to love it. After all;  who could possibly like working outside in the cold of winter and  in the heat of summer. How about crawling under a house, entering into the world of bugs and spiders that are carrying on their day-to-day lives  were I am the intruder!  No fear of cobwebs here my passion is too great! Sometimes it can be dirty work but it goes with the job.  Now all this craziness is necessary to say that I am good at what I do! I feel as if I eat, sleep and  breathe  my work! It is my God-given talent to be a “renovating fool!” But sometimes I do wish God had made me a great piano player…  as my back would surely be all the better for it!

We can’t pick the talents that we are given. We must just figure without how to expound on them. So find your God-given talent, and you too will be able to eat sleep and breathe your gift! Even if means working alongside the bugs and spiders, you will do it. This all leads back to one if my favorite quotes: When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”  Erma Bombeck Using the talents that God gave us is our intended path and there is nothing more gratifying than doing what we do best!  Stephen Spurling


  1. Joan Quilico says:

    Beautifully said Stephen! I look forward to reading your blogs. You are an incredible person talent and kindness all together.

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