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The Hook

Joy is often found in the details.


I was vacuuming this week and unraveled the cord so I could reach those places far away from the plug. As I worked, I noticed, the vacuum, when picked up and placed down, would spew fluff into the air. I stopped, something I don’t like to do, and turned the vacuum over to notice the rollers were struggling because they were clogged with cat hair. Then I opened it up and saw the bag wasn’t getting anything because the hose was clogged with…yep, cat hair.


Unclogged, the vacuum worked like a dream.


As I was putting the vacuum away, Linda told me that I never had to unwrap the cord manually. Instead, all I have to do is turn the top hook that holds the cord from the up position to the down position and the cords fall to the floor. I always wondered why that hook moved!


It delights me that someone thought of that little detail and built it into the vacuum. Someone imagined how to make work easier for all of us. I’m smiling now!


When those moments arise where I feel like life is hard for no good reason; when I get frustrated by governmental paperwork or by having to wear a face mask to protect myself and others from the virus; I can think of the moveable hook on the vacuum and remember that, often, people are trying their best to make life better for others.


While there is always something like cat hair that clogs and stops my progress, there is also always a little something, if I look carefully, that will help me get what needs to be done, done!


It makes me think about how God is often found in the details. Yes, there are struggles, but when we look closely, we see a little something that helps us make it through…the handiwork of Jahweh. Praise God!

Pastor Heather

Reverend Heather DeVoe Miner, M.Div

Reverend Heather DeVoe Miner, M.Div

Rev. Heather served as the pastor at NLBCC until 2022. She continues to spread the loving and inclusive message of Christ, serving a church in Boise, Idaho.

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