Watch What You Step In


Enjoying the fresh spring weather this past weekend, all of my kids were in the backyard pitching whiffle-balls and hitting whiffle-balls at each other for about 90 minutes. We had a great time. Full disclosure…we have a 4 month old puppy named Sadie Mae. She was in the kennel in the house because her definition of play is to bite my 2-year-old son until he falls, and then proceed to nibble at any piece of him that she can get to.

After we put her in the kennel, we “do” our “due” diligence and scoop up any evidence of Sadie previous “doo”/inhabitation of the back yard. Her domain becomes our domain.

Wouldn’t you know it…we missed a spot of her evidence! And wouldn’t you know that the little feet that belong to our 2-year-old––well, they found the little pile! His size 6 toddlers won the door prize. My size 11.5 Men’s – NOTHING! I was thankful for my shoes being clean, but knew that I had to get his shoes cleaned up quickly because he would track through the house with no attention to the details or smell coming from his shoe. So I dealt with it and them got back to our multi-axis whiffle-ball game. But this got me to thinking…

In the Bible, Song of Solomon 2:15a, it says,

“Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard…”

Now I know that there is a distinct meaning in this passage regarding relationships, but I believe that this principle is a widely applicable principle…

Catch all the little things that are in your life – before they begin to ruin your life.

Hmmmmm, good principle – wouldn’t you say! First, it is a little dose of this, and then a little dose of that… then before we know it, we are so wrapped up in something that we just do not know which way we are supposed to be going! The “little” has fogged us up, tangled us up, and completely caused us to lose track of what we are all about!

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”

The little things that you step in. You have to watch out where you put your feet! You have to guard your heart so that you do not smell like things that you do not want to step in!

If you catch all the little foxes, then you will keep your shoes a whole lot cleaner!